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    Bolton resident discovers his hen laid a ‘huge’ egg

    ByMonelo Gabriel

    Feb 14, 2023

    Chris Shea, 30, has been keeping chickens in his garden in Boltln, where he lives with his partner Kat, for two years.

    The couple have always wanted chickens of their own since they were kids, just like the couple on the classic sitcom The Good Life.

    The Bolton News: The huge egg next to a standard-sized eggThe huge egg next to a standard size egg. (Image: Chris Shea)

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    Chris said: “I thought, ‘wow, that’s huge. I can’t wait to show it to Kat.

    “My partner Kat and I always wanted chickens to grow, so when we got our own house, we bought some,” she added.

    “She was like, ‘wow, that’s amazing.’

    “And then when I was tucking my coat under the stairs, he asked me if the chickens were okay. I told him that they were fine, that none of them were limping or anything.

    Chris says that he and Kat often eat the eggs their chickens lay, although they sometimes take them back to the family.

    “My dad, Phil, loves it when we go over for some eggs on a Sunday morning,” she said.

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    This egg had an extra surprise in store. When Chris opened it up to make his scrambled eggs, he discovered not one yolk, but two.

    The Bolton News: An excited Chris couldn't wait to tell Kat about the massive eggAn excited Chris couldn’t wait to tell Kat about the huge egg. (Image: Chris Shea)

    “It was a double yolk.” Chris said. However, he admitted that it “tasted like any other egg.”

    At a time when bird flu is driving up egg prices, Chris says keeping chickens is “quite easy” and he would recommend them to others.

    He added: “We love you.

    “Free eggs at a time when eggs are getting expensive is great, but everyone has individual personalities too.

    “Henrietta is so cheeky, whereas Sharon really just wants to be left alone.”

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    “Sometimes you have rats in the garden due to feeding, so you have to keep an eye out for them.”

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