Colleen's chook an eggsellent layer

Colleen Farmer displays the giant egg and, inset, the egg’s size in comparison to some of its companions. PICTURES: JUSTIN WHITELOCK

Colleen Farmer displays the giant egg and, inset, the egg’s size in comparison to some of its companions. PICTURES: JUSTIN WHITELOCK

Colleen Farmer is calling on the Ballarat region’s chook owners to beat her monster 110-gram egg, found on Monday morning at her Enfield property. 

“We were more surprised than anything. We don’t feed our chickens anything special,” she said.

“I’m surprised we didn’t hear any cries from the chicken because it’s such a big egg to lay. 

“There’ll probably be people out there saying ‘that’s not such a big egg’, but we’d be happy if this starts a bit of a competition.”

Hen eggs usually weigh between 50 and 70 grams. 

Mrs Farmer said she might make a special pavlova with it, but is also considering boiling it to preserve the special egg. 

She feeds her nine chickens a mix of fresh and cooked vegetables and warm porridge in the morning.

A vegetable garden on the property, full of spinach and silverbeet, is solely for the chickens. 

Mrs Farmer’s husband Alan said one of their chooks had previously laid a large double-yolked egg, but that been nowhere near this one. 

The Farmers have a long way to go to get to the world’s largest egg, however. 

According to the Guinness World Records, the largest hen egg ever recorded weighed 340 grams.

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