Great Grandma Betty was a child during the Nazi occupation of Guernsey in the second world war.
During this time the Germans controlled the food and the locals had to give some of the food they grew or animals they looked after to them.
She recounts three stories about how the pouques helped to protect the humans.
The first involves a pouque rooster who helps the family secure fresh eggs each day.
The second is about when they searched the sea for ormers (sea snails) to eat and they fooled the German soldier into letting them have all the ormers that they found.
The third story she tells explains about how her family managed to keep some piglets when their sow gave birth.