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These two chickens were the stars of the Ray D'Arcy Show last night

Eventful.

LAST NIGHT’S RAY D’Arcy Show featured chats with the nation’s architectural sweetheart Dermot Bannon, Welsh rugby ref Nigel Owens, Darren Kennedy and ‘Queen of Shops’  Mary Portas.

Which is all well and good.

But it’ll probably be best remembered for the two hens that Pauline McLynn brought on

birds Source: RTÉ

Who provided some unintentional moments of comedy right from the start

birds2 Source: RTÉ

Pauline was on to discuss the plight of battery hens – female chickens that live in cages and need new homes once they stop producing eggs. McLynn and the animal rescue charity that she works with helps the hens find new farms to live on.

It was a cause applauded by many watching

chicken1 Source: RTÉ

A noble pursuit of course, but the very fact that two chickens had invaded prime time Irish telly was brilliant

It took a while to get used to the picture

It was just one of those quintessentially Irish chat show scenes

But then, the moment that live TV was bound to produce, one of the hens peed on Ray

peed Source: RTÉ

Never work with animals and children on telly

If you can’t see the video, click here.

Irish prime time TV at its very best

The moment of the night

The cute little chickens stole the show

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