ONE EXTREME TO ANOTHER: Somerset resident Lyle Marshall with a 128g egg laid by his chook, followed by a 15g egg three days later. .
AS LYLE Marshall made his morning pilgrimage to the chicken shed, he was not at all prepared for the wonders he would find.
There nestled softly among the eggs was an absolute whopper, 128g in size.
Considering the average size of an egg is around 60g, Mr Marshall felt sorry for the culprit.
“This chook must have a sore bum,” he said.
Mr Marshall and wife Cheryl own nine chickens all of the ISA Brown breed, and while they are known to be good for laying, the couple did not expect such a find.
“We have no idea what caused it, we feed them normal things like laying pellets mixed in with whey and scraps off the table during the day,” he said.
“It is one freaky chook.”
Just days later the couple came across another intriguing find.
At 1.5 grams in size it is well below average.
The couple are looking forward to cracking the large egg soon after they have shown it to friends and family.
“It could be a double or even a triple yoker,” Mr Marshall said.
“We will definitely be eating it, there is nothing wrong with it at all.”
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.