Saturday, January 24, 2009

Little Lil

A pet chicken called Little Lil that belongs to children at a school in Gloucester England has laid an egg which measures 10cm long and 7cm wide. According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, the largest egg ever was laid by a Black Minorca hen in England in 1896 and weighed nearly 12oz. A normal egg would measure about 4.5cm by 7.5cm. The staff at the School have been unable to measure the weight of the egg because the eggs scale they have will not handle eggs that heavy.

Little Lil, is a six months old Columbian blacktailed cross. She began laying eggs last October. It is common for young hens to lay large eggs but 10cm is unusually large.

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