Egg laid by hen in Tainan 5 grams short of world record

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/29
By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, May 29 (CNA) A hen in Tainan has laid an egg that weighed three times 2016052900031more than normal and nearly broke the world record for the heaviest chicken egg.

The hen was one of many chickens raised by Tainan resident Lin Shih Su-hsia (林施素霞) at her fruit garden in Xigang District.

On May 20, when she went to fetch fresh eggs from her chickens’ cages, she noticed a two-year-old hen raising its feathers, normally a sign that it was laying an egg.

But despite several changes in position by the hen, nothing came out, Lin said.

Five minutes later, an egg finally emerged. Lin’s curiosity about why it took the hen longer than the one to two seconds the process normally takes was answered when she saw the size of the egg produced, she told CNA.     [FULL  STORY]

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