Alan Le Grice-Jones (left) and Logan Le Grice-Jones with the unusually large egg which would need an army of toast soldiers to knock off.
Alan Le Grice-Jones (left) and Logan Le Grice-Jones with the unusually large egg which would need an army of toast soldiers to knock off. John Stone

Chicken 'dropped a bomb' by laying an 18cm egg

A CHICKEN has astounded its owners by laying a whopper 18cm round egg.

Henrietta, a brown shaver from Maungatapere in Northland, recently laid the egg, which is also more than 7cm long.

Owner Wayne Le Grice said Henrietta usually laid normal-sized eggs for a brown shaver.

"This is the first time she laid something that big. She hadn't laid for five or six days when she laid this monster.

"She really dropped a bomb," he said.

The "largest egg from a bird" is the work of a Swedish ostrich which laid a five-pounder (2.2kg) in 2008.

There is no category for the largest chicken egg.



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