In a startling discovery, an Australian farmer was taken aback when he stumbled upon an unusually large egg during his routine egg collection.
This egg, which was thrice the size of a regular one, weighed a hefty 6.2 ounces. It was laid by a free-range chicken at Stockman’s Eggs, located in the Atherton Tablelands of north Queensland.
The farm’s owner, Scott Stockman, couldn’t resist sharing this remarkable find with the world and promptly uploaded a picture of it. The egg’s size was truly evident when placed beside a regular-sized egg.
However, the real surprise was unveiled when they decided to crack it open.
To their astonishment, there was another perfectly shaped egg inside!
Scott expressed his amazement in a conversation with ABC News Australia, stating the rarity of finding two perfectly formed eggs within each other. This phenomenon intrigued experts as well.
Associate Professor Raf Freire from Charles Sturt University’s veterinary sciences department commented that he had never witnessed such an occurrence. He theorized that the hen might have produced an egg but didn’t lay it immediately. The following day, another ovum was released, and the hen’s body encased both the previous egg and the new ovum in a shell.
While the egg was deemed edible by experts, Scott mentioned to ABC News that they collect around 50,000 eggs daily, so they chose not to consume this unique find.
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