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Classical music increases egg yield

JERUSALEM, Sept. 23 (JTA) – A little classical music goes a long way. That might be the advice of an Israeli couple who saw their hens begin laying more eggs after they began playing classical music in the coop. Esther and Yossi Dubir of Kfar Hess said egg production shot up by 6 percent after they began piping in such classical composers as Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and Vivaldi for their 7,000 chickens. The couple said a psychologist had suggested putting on the music after other attempts to raise production levels failed.