Chicken lays giant egg—three eggs in one—in Southwest China.
In the small village of Bije in Guizhou Province, Southwest China, a hen has laid five giant eggs in the past three weeks.
The first weighed almost half a pound. The latest contained two yolks and another full egg.
The hen’s owner, Ms. Yang, told New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV), “I’m more than 80 now, but I’ve never seen eggs like this before.”
The hen does not like corn and so Ms. Yang has been feeding it rice.
A comment on the NTDTV YouTube video of the eggs expresses doubt that rice was responsible for the giant eggs: “I’m thinking radiation or chemical pollutants, or other environmental causes. Scientists should take blood samples and do genetic study of this hen to find out what’s wrong with her.”
In other recent egg-related news in China, a National People’s Congress (NPC) representative exposed a deception perpetrated by some egg farmers in China.
NPC held a group review of Zhejiang Province in Beijing on March 6, during which an NPC deputy, Zhu Zhangjin, displayed more than 300 samples of adulterated foods. His goal was to raise national awareness of the rampant use of hazardous additives in food.
An “egg refining agent” added to hen feed made all eggs laid by the hens have golden yolks, and the hens could lay eggs daily throughout the year. These eggs were falsely marketed as premium eggs laid by free-range hens.
With reporting by Leo Chen.