A HEN in Great Wishford delivered a hefty surprise to its owner when it produced a giant egg.

The un-egg-spected monster is slightly under four inches long, just under nine inches in circumference and weighs about 175g – making it about four times the size of a regular chicken egg.

It was laid by one of Sandra Jones’ one-year-old Plymouth Rock hens at her home in Great Wishford.

Unfortunately the enormous egg doesn’t beat the world record - a whopping five-yolked egg measuring 12.2 inches around the long axis and weighing almost 340g, which was laid in 1896.