Cramped conditions, poor light and roosting in its own waste. Not a day in the life of a British broiler but two days in the life of a Chinese chicken who managed to survive 48 hours in a freezer.

Gan Shugen was given the hen as a gift. It was wrapped in a thick plastic bag and appeared dead, so he put it in the freezer. Two days later when he opened the door a red head popped out. "It was still warm and when I removed the tape she could stand," he said. Sounds like he needs a new freezer.