Dobbies egged on to sell more hens

GARDEN centre chain Dobbies said yesterday it would sell hens in more of its stores as customers yearning for the "good life" make poultry popular.

Dobbies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tesco, said egg-laying hens will be sold in more of its larger stores this year after 1,000 chickens were snapped up in a trial at four outlets.