"Holy moley!" is what Cheyenne Terry yelled when she spotted the very large egg roll down the conveyor belt towards her.
In late February, in Yell County, Arkansas, while in the gathering house collecting eggs for her uncle at Tom and Paula Ernst Poultry Farm, Terry discovered the unusually large egg. It reportedly weighs in at 5.4 ounces and measures 3 1/2 inches long.
Terry read about an Iowa man whose hen laid an egg February 18th, weighing in at a whopping 4.1 ounces and the same length.
"That’s a freaking huge egg," is all her uncle could say when he saw her find for the first time. Terry says the egg is nearly four times larger than a normal egg. She is saving the egg at home in her refrigerator and hopes to break a Guinness Book record for the world largest chicken egg.
Terry found another egg last Thursday on the same farm, measuring 3 1/2 inches and 5.28 ounces. Not quite the size of the first, but according to Terry, "There is definitely something special about the chickens on this farm."
Guinness is checking records to determine if other eggs exist that may be larger.