A housewife was left shell-shocked after one of her hens laid a one-in-a-billion round egg. Kim Broughton, 44, made the extraordinary discovery whilst collecting eggs for breakfast pancakes for her family.
Only a handful of examples of perfectly round eggs exist despite official figures revealing that the UK consumed a staggering 11.7 billion eggs last year alone.
The hen who laid the perfectly spherical egg has now been nicknamed ‘Ping Pong’ in reference to the eggs similarity to a table tennis ball. EastNews Kim Broughton was left shell-shocked after her hen nicknames Ping Pong laid a one-in-a-billion perfectly round egg The mother-of-three said: “I did not notice that the egg was round until I got it inside the house and washed it off.
“It’s absolutely amazing – I have never seen anything quite like it. It really is perfectly round. “The eggs tend to get bigger as the hens get older but I’ve not had anything like this before.”
EastNews Kim Broughton was left shell-shocked after her hen nicknames Ping Pong laid a one-in-a-billion perfectly round egg.
Kim is now using the one-in-a-billion find to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by auctioning it on eBay. She added: “I posted it on Facebook and a friend told me I should try putting it up for sale on eBay as it is so unusual.
“I was going to use it for a pancake as I found it on Pancake Day but I’ve got more than enough ordinary eggs for that. Hopefully a generous bidder will come along as it’s for a great cause.”
EastNews Kim Broughton was left shell-shocked after her hen nicknames Ping Pong laid a one-in-a-billion perfectly round egg Bids currently sit at 22 with days still to go on the auction.
The family hope to raise as much as one lucky egg owner who earned a whopping 91 from his spherical egg back in 2012.
Kim, who lives with her husband Michael, 47, and their children in Latchingdon, Essex, has 15 hens which can lay about 18 eggs between them during the summer months. All money raised from the auction will be donated to charity.