Farming officials said they believe listening to radio station Classic FM helps birds relax and increase the number of eggs they lay.

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Gloucester farmer Charles Bourns, Poultry Board Chairman of the National Farmers Union said he saw a huge rise in production after playing classical music to his chickens.

"I have tried pop music, but it is too changeable, with lots of talking – the birds prefer Classic FM, much to my children’s disgust", he told Farmer’s Weekly magazine.

He plays classical music 24 hours a day to his birds and as well as increasing productivity he believes helps the birds growth rate.

Source: CourierMail