Hen cracks the big time


Meg Bacchus made an eye-watering discovery when she went to her Tamahere chook house and discovered a pair of eggs weighing a mammoth 138 grams and 130g.

Meg Bacchus with the whopper eggs (Photo: Waikato Times)

Chicken eggs generally range from 50g to 85g, making the discovery around twice the size of an average egg, although the world record is a shell-cracking 300g.

Mrs Bacchus, who has 10 free-range brown shavers, said none of the hens had been showing signs of discomfort before she found the eggs so she did not know which one laid them, reported the Waikato Times.

“They all look the same, nobody seems to be suffering, and nobody was crying,” said Mrs Bacchus, who either eats the eggs herself or gives them to friends

“There were no epidurals, or anything like that. It’s (the 138g egg) the biggest one we have ever had, although we did have 100g once.”

Mrs Bacchus plans to eat the bigger egg. “I will just crack it open .. it’s probably a double yellow with lots of yoke.”

2 thoughts on “Hen cracks the big time

  • January 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Ouch! That is a biggun. I have 4 Red Shavers and they, too, turn out some very big eggs. Next time I’ll have to weigh them so I can compare with Meg’s. Love those Shavers. Remarkable birds. Mine have been laying non-stop for a year now.

    • January 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm


      Buy a cock from Meg Bacchus and breed some one’s.(superb Chickens)
      Or what you think ?

      Regards Ger.


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