Working out the winners of sporting matches is a skill that has eluded even the finest minds, until now. 

Tasked with offering readers of Poultry World with a way to remove uncertainty in predicting the outcomes of the first weekend of Six Nations rugby, we assembled a crack team of chickens to do the work for us. 

With an almost unblemished record for guessing major sporting events, the four hens that were finally chosen wasted little time in sorting the winners from the losers. 

Watch: Chickens predict the Six Nations rugby