September 28, 2009
Dying chicken lays 138-gram egg
An upstate New York farmer said a recently deceased chicken left behind an impressive legacy -- an egg weighing 138 grams, almost 5 ounces.
Chris Schauerman of Honeoye Falls said he noticed one of his chickens appeared ill one day last week and died later that night after laying the massive object, which is 2 1/2 times the size of an average egg, CNN reported Monday.
I just couldn't believe it,Schauerman said.
You open up the chicken coop, and sitting inside the nest with five other eggs is just this behemoth.
We kind of related it to a woman having a 25-pound baby, if you do the math, Schauerman said.
I'm pretty sure that's what eventually led to the death of the chicken.
Schauerman said he is loaning the egg to a teacher friend for show-and-tell with schoolchildren before it goes on to fulfill its final purpose.
I'm gonna make an omelet. Maybe a little ham. Delicious! Schauerman said.