King Country chook lays monster egg
A King Country chook is the toast of the henhouse after laying an egg the size of a mini ostrich egg.
When cracked, the egg revealed its surprise contents - a yolk and another egg.
One of Taumarunui woman Sheryl Standfield's 12 free-ranging brown highliner hens laid the monster, which weighed in at 165gm, had a girth of 12.7cm and height of 12cm.
''We've had big eggs before, but nowhere this size,'' she says.
Both eggs were later scrambled for breakfast and were ''delicious''.
* An average sized egg weighs around 65gm and is about 6cm high and 8-9cm in girth.