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Chicken lays really jumbo egg in Colombia


A chicken in Colombia has laid an egg that weighs over a half a pound. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.

SAN FRANCISCO, Colombia -- A farmer hopes his hen's enormous egg will make it into the record books.

The farmer's daughter got a real surprise recently when she found the egg weighing 8.6 ounces, or about four times the normal weight of an egg.

The farmer, Hernando Niño, from the Cundinamarca region, says he plans to contact Guinness World Records as he's never seen in his 20 years of farming anything like what his 5-year-old hen, named Franciscana, laid.

"The egg will stay in a glass case for people to see and so it is preserved," Niño said.

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