A sexy cockerel calendar has been created to get hens' pulses racing.

''Hens are actually very visual creatures so that's when we decided to create the first ever cockerel calendar just for hens and see whether it made them happier.''

Nine Pecks 2013 has been produced by the Happy Egg Co to enable the birds to ''live life to the full'' by checking out their feathered friends in an array of seductive poses, such as on a bed of rose petals, in bubble baths or even sat on a sack of straw.

Hen keeper Jean-Paul Michalski is quoted by Metro as saying: ''Hens are actually very visual creatures so that's when we decided to create the first ever cockerel calendar just for hens and see whether it made them happier.''

The chicken calendars will be given away on Facebook and Twitter as well as distributed to farms.