A chicken lays a giant egg in China and the story has gone viral. On March 19, UPI reported that the chicken laid a "3 in 1" egg -- and egg within an egg within an egg! According to the report, residents in the Chinese town are celebrating this "miracle" chicken who recently laid a monster of an egg that contained two yolks and another full egg (shell and all).
The chicken has been laying larger than normal eggs lately, which is great in general, but this giant egg is something that is completely rare. The egg weighed almost 1/2 pound -- and that is significant for an egg -- and for the chicken that it came from.
When a chicken lays giant egg, people become curious about how that's possible. Well, for starters, the chicken only eats rice. This isn't because she is on some special crash diet or because her owner is trying something knew. It's simply because the hen prefers rice over other chicken food. Her owner -- an 87-year-old woman -- believes that the chicken's diet is responsible for her larger than normal eggs.
Of course you must be wondering how the chicken is doing after laying such a giant egg. Well, the chicken is fine -- now. At the time that she was "giving birth" to her prize, her owner thought that she was dying. Sounds painful.
A video of the chicken who lays a giant egg can be seen on the left.