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Hens peck between political leaders

Published 20/04/2015 | 10:51

Chickens selected Ed Miliband as the General Election winner
Chickens selected Ed Miliband as the General Election winner

Prime Minister David Cameron will not be ruling the roost for much longer according to a flock of hens that has predicted that Ed Miliband will win the General Election.

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Hens are thought to have superior vision to humans, the Happy Egg Co said, adding that it's behavioural experts put hens to the test to see which of Britain's political party leaders they responded to most.

It took the hens just 18 minutes to select a winner, with a resounding number of pecks landed on Mr Miliband.

Second place went to Mr Cameron, who was closely followed by SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon.

Laura Watson, Happy Egg Co brand manager, said: "With the whole country talking about the upcoming Election we wanted to let our girls get in on the action and have their say too.

"Hens have a strong sense of sight - and visual stimulus is intrinsically linked to their health and wellbeing - so it was interesting to see which politician the girls showed a preference for."

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