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Biggest Chicken Egg in the United States

post #1 of 16
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Hey everyone, I'm new and this is my first thread/post. I found this place and had a story/questions. I figured you all might know.

Yesterday, I found an egg in our coop. It weighs 6.6 ounces/188 grams. This is the second biggest egg in the WORLD, only 10 grams off the world record held by some unlucky chicken in China. The thing I need to know is: Where/what do I do to get this certified?

I'm very, very sorry if I posted this in the wrong section. Please feel free to move it to the appropriate section. I'll upload pictures as soon as I can...


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/85390_209128_1855421458580_1032131322_2155949_3696286_o.jpg

EDIT: We have been on the local news a few times, have been contacted by Ripley's Believe it or Not and random people... The full story can be found here;
http://anewscafe.com/2011/04/05/giant-egg-takes-a-crack-at-world-record/

Also, we're trying to keep people updated with our blogspot;
http://americasbiggestchickenegg.blogspot.com/

Last but not least, you can find more info on our company and chickens on our facebook;
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Deerlick-Springs-Eggs/139519602784988


Edited by L T Torres - 4/5/11 at 11:09pm
post #2 of 16

Are you sure that you don't have a dinosaur in your coop?

post #3 of 16

Just one question...WHAT KIND OF CHICKENS DO YOU RAISE?? ep Oh and is she still alive? hu
I'd loove to see what would hatch out hide I think...


Edited by The Funky Chicken Dunce - 4/5/11 at 6:09pm
I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.
Scarlett O'Hara
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I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.
Scarlett O'Hara
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post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

Haha. It's an Americauna I believe.  I probably spelled that wrong, since firefox red lined it. We're not actually sure WHICH chicken laid the dinosaur egg, but we know it's probably walking funny and looking for a soft place to roost smile

Ripley's Believe it or Not called and offered to buy it for $500... We turned them down. Were not planning on hatching it... Hell, i'd be scared to hatch it! Something scary might pop out!

So, we've contacted Guinness World Book of Records, and they take 4-6 weeks sad

post #5 of 16

I got some larger then my duck eggs. Two days in a row from my BCM's. Suckers were HuGe ! I would have taken the 500.00 smile

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by MrsSmith 

I got some larger then my duck eggs. Two days in a row from my BCM's. Suckers were HuGe ! I would have taken the 500.00 smile


You know, we considered it for a while, but if people would be willing to pay hundreds of dollars on a piece of toast that is burned to look like Jesus, we can get a little more than $500. Besides, were not really in it for the money, ya know? We're a smaller, family owned business who happened to have a dinosaur wander into our coop and lay an egg. I'll get some more pictures up in a minute...

post #7 of 16

Dang!! Poor hen

~*~MaryBeth~*~

*Owns a small Rattery* Starting over with poultry*

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~*~MaryBeth~*~

*Owns a small Rattery* Starting over with poultry*

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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by NewHopePoultry 

Dang!! Poor hen


I know sad

post #9 of 16

Dang!

I would have taken the $500 and not asked questions.

ETA: Proper spelling= Ameraucana

But your egg was most likely laid by an Easter Egger.


Edited by Mahonri - 4/5/11 at 11:27pm

Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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post #10 of 16

I bet you can spot the hen that layed it. She will be the one sitting on a bag of froze peas.

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