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New York farmer finds monster-sized egg

September 29, 2009 12:29:13 AM PDT
Chris Schauerman of Honeyoye Falls went into the chicken coop on his farm last week, when he found an ailing chicken lying there."I came up to the chicken and I nudged her," said Schauerman. "She was barely able to pick her head up before it fell back down to the ground."

That chicken, known as Roberta died later that night, but not before laying a massive egg.

"I just couldn't believe it," he said. "You open up the chicken coop and sitting inside the nest with five other eggs is just this behemoth."

The egg, called Little Roberta, was two and a half times the normal size of an egg, and weighed 138 grams, over a quarter of a pound.

"I was pretty excited when I saw it but also kind of sad because I knew the chicken put forth its last effort to give this egg," said Schauerman.

Schauerman says he doesn't have major plans for the egg, other than to cook it up in a giant omelet.

CNN contributed to this report.


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