Giant egg ruffles a few feathers

IT is almost twice the size of its counterparts - measuring an impressive eight inches in circumference and weighing in at a hefty 100g.

And as this picture shows the giant egg is sure to have ruffled a few feathers of the hen that laid it.

It was discovered by T J Haworth and four-year-old Courtney Culf, for whom her and her partner Ian are legal guardians, at their farm in Leiston Road, Aldeburgh,

She said: “We have around 20 chickens now. They are currently having some larger pens made so we hope to get more when the revamp is complete.

“They tend to feed on scraps, leftovers, grass cuttings, potato peelings and other natural food. They run around outside and always seem very content.”

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It is not the first time the hens at the farm have produced a large egg but this current specimen dwarfs its current counterparts, which typically have a circumference of five and a half inches and weigh around 50g.

Courtney said: “I love to help collect all of the eggs and feed the chickens. It was a big surprise to find one this big.”

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