Sunday, August 06, 2006

That had to hurt

Sick' hen lays one of world's largest eggs

Gianteggxh4A sickly hen has stunned its owners by laying one of the world's largest eggs.   Pet chicken Gerties huge egg weighed seven ounces and measured ten inches around its long axis, just two short of the world record.

The freak egg had a second, smaller egg complete with shell inside it and so had two yolks, two whites and two shells.

Owner Kasha Pascoe, aged 12, could not believe her eyes when she went to Gerties coop and found the egg lying on the straw.

The egg made a delicious late lunch for Kasha and her brother Alexander, aged 11 at their home at Bovey Tracey, South Devon.

Kasha said: "It was a shame to eat it but it tasted very nice, just like a normal egg but better and there was one egg for each of us inside the same shell."

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