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  Shell-shocked hen owner finds gigantic egg
Updated 26 April 2003, 16.54
Freda with the giant egg (top) and normal egg
It's a bit late for Easter, but one chicken has left its owner a bit shell-shocked!

When Freda Smith went to collect her usual batch of eggs from her 10 hens, she noticed a whopper lying in the chicken run.

One big joke: Were geese to blame?
One big joke: Were geese to blame?

After a closer look, she discovered the egg was three times the size of a normal chicken egg - and we're not yoking!

But some neighbours reckon Freda might end up with egg on her face. They think her 20cms (eight inches) egg looks suspiciously like a goose's and it's just one big yoke.

Freda has kept chickens for 50 years and says she's never seen one so large.

Fry up?

If it is a chicken's, it won't quite crack the world record.

That stands at 340 grams (12 ounces) whilst Freda's weighs 198 grams (7 ounces).

Now she's just not sure what to do with it. But if she cooks it, it could make eggy bread for a small army!

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