King Country chook lays monster egg

EGGCEPTION: A King Country hen has laid an egg that weighed 165gm, had a girth of 12.7cm and height of 12cm.
EGGCEPTION: A King Country hen has laid an egg that weighed 165gm, had a girth of 12.7cm and height of 12cm.

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.

Taumarunui woman Sheryl Standfield with the over-sized egg.
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Taumarunui woman Sheryl Standfield with the over-sized egg.

Waikato Times