Metro is a free newspaper scattered eggstensively all over London and the Lands Adjacent, and today it featured an eggregious story about a chicken that laid enormous eggs. A quick trawl through the Metro archives reveals that stories featuring chickens laying les oeufs plus grands have appeared before, so even though I couldn’t track down today’s story online, here’s another, eggsumed from a few months back.
Our rescue chickens, mentioned a few posts ago, have now settled in. They are permanently ravenous, and are beginning to look less raw and scrawny and their feathers are starting to grow back. Much of the food seems to get translated instantly into eggs, some of vast size – at least to our eyes, habituated as we are to the eggs of bantams, which are usually much smaller. An egg laid yesterday tipped the scales at 75 g – which would be classed as ‘very large’ in any country you care to name (in Western Australia, for example, it would be graded as ‘Mega’ or ‘XXXL’.) At least one of our chickens thinks its a duck, or even a goose – or perhaps has ambitions to be an ostrich.