Sunday 28 February 2010

Giant Egg Laid By Ipswich Hen

A hen from Ipswich, UK, has laid an egg four times the size of a normal egg. Matilda the hen has only ever produced four eggs in her life, according to her owner, so it must have been a shock when she laid one which was approximately four times bigger than the average chicken egg. The egg is about 9cm (3.5in) high and has a circumference of 21cm (8.3in).

It's not the largest egg ever laid by a hen. The largest hen egg was a five-yolked egg measuring 31cm (12.2in) around the long axis, 22.8cm (9in) around the short and weighing nearly 340g (12oz).

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