(dBtechno) – Portsmouth, Hampshire – Little Harriet Whitaker, age 8, went to check on the family chickens and discovered that one of them, Popples, had laid an egg five inches in diameter.
According to the Daily Mail, the egg weighs 6.6 ounces and is roughly four times the size of a normal egg. Young Harriet was so shocked by the size of the egg that, for a moment, she believed an ostrich must have laid it in Popples’ nest. Now, Harriet thinks the Popples diet of broccoli, cauliflower, and sprouts might be the secret behind the super-sized egg.
The Whitaker family is thrilled over Popples’ accomplishment; they have let the press know that they do not eat the family chickens that provide them eggs. Teresa’s mother has said the following of the egg, “It’s the biggest chicken egg I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure what we will do with it yet, but it will make a very large and tasty omelette.”
World’s Smallest Egg Discovered at Bed & Breakfast
The owner of a Bed and Breakfast establishment in Northumberland, Great Britain, made a surprising discovery in his hen house earlier this year. What is possibly the world’s smallest hen egg was laid by one of the chickens at Paul Rae’s farm and measures smaller than a 20p piece.
According to reports, Rae and his wife Margaret, who operate the Walwick Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, don’t know exactly which of their chickens, whom they affectionately call “Margaret’s Girls” delivered the very tiny egg.
Rae has submitted proof of his findings to the Guinness Book of World Records, hoping that it will be determined officially that its miniscule size renders it the smallest hen egg ever found anywhere in the world.
Last year, Rae had submitted what he thought may have been the largest hen egg to officials at Guinness but that egg was not determined to have been the largest sized egg ever discovered.
“It is very rare,” Mr Rae added.
What would you do with the miracle chicken’s egg? Would You cook it?