News of the weird from the BBC: an unidentified chicken in Cornwall, England has laid an egg that is four times the size of a normal chicken egg.
The egg, which was found at Julie and David Hewitt’s farm, weighs 8 ounces and measures 8 inches in circumference.
If this is for real, then one of the Hewitts’ 30,000 chickens has been working overtime. The couple told the BBC that they aren’t sure which one of their chickens actually laid the egg. No comment on how one would go about determining that….is one chicken walking funny?
Oh wait, I said NO COMMENT. Sorry.
This does make me think, however, about my recent infatuation with farm fresh eggs. I’m pretty sure that as long as I can get my hands on country eggs, I’ll never buy grocery store eggs again.