|Had an ostrich strayed from Whipsnade or had the pterodactyl returned to earth once more?
Both of these possibilities must have occurred to a Rushden lady who, going for a walk over Mr. W. Robins’s chicken farm in Spinney Field, Rushden, on Thursday, came across a huge egg lying in the grass. Measured at the ‘Echo and Argus’ Office, this egg was five inches long and three inches broad and weighed over three-quarters of a pound.
Although none of Mr. Robins’s 700 hens appeared to have a guilty expression on its face, the none-too-proud White Leghorn mother was eventually identified. Her husband is undecided whether to sulk or to swank.
“I have had plenty of double-yolked eggs, but never one like this”, said Mr. Robins when shown the monster.
Stop Press: Mother getting on nicely, but father has taken to drink.