That's hen-tertainment! Pin-up calendar for hens featuring ruffled roosters and cool cockerels meant to improve egg quality
21:17 GMT, 9 December 2012
Rugged exterior and cocky poses are a given for pinup-calendars, however these models are a whole new breed as they prance for photographs for the world's first calendar for hens.
The calendar features 12 months of ravishing roosters set to bring some egg-xcitement to farms across Britain.
The poultry pin-up calendar is a reply to new research which shows that the presence of cockerels calm hens and make them feel safer – resulting in better quality eggs.
Poultry pin-up: The cockerel poses for the camera surrounded by falling rose petals, ready to break many a chick heart
The Happy Egg Company therefore decided to put together a 2013 calendar to bring some cockerel love to lonely hens in the UK.
The calendar includes an 'American
Beauty' style shot of one cockerel surrounded by red rose petals while
another poses in front of a mirror.
Michalski, a fieldsman Happy Egg, said: 'We know that hens are calmer
when they're around cockerels.
But since we couldn't bring in the real
deal, because the eggs we buy in the supermarket are not fertilised, we
knew we had to take a slightly alternative approach.'
Egg-cxiting: Sitting seductively on the edge of a bubble-filled tub, this rooster is definitely going to make someone egg-xtra happy
Meet the boys: The girls gather around the world's first pin-up calendar for hens as part of an initiative to introduce some 'hen-tertainment' on farms across Britain
are actually very visual creatures so that was when we decided to create
the first ever cockerel calendar just for hens and see whether it made
which described itself as an 'ethical egg producer' will be giving away
1,000 calendars via its Facebook and Twitter pages.
Ravishing rooster: This rugged fella shows the girls what they are missing
Cocky cockerel: Clearly more interested in his own reflection, this one refuses to acknowledge the camera – but everyone loves a bad boy bird
Pining poultry: The Happy Egg Company hopes that by allowing the hens some poster-poultry the result will be happier hens and better quality eggs