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World's smallest egg?

A mother and daughter from Hawick think an egg produced by one of their hens could be the smallest in the world.

Hawick family say THEY have "world's smallest egg"

The miniature egg next to a five pence piece Credit: ITV Border

A mother and daughter from Hawick think an egg produced by one of their hens could be the smallest in the world.

It comes after a story run on ITV Tyne Tees and Border last week, about a man from Northumberland who is waiting to see if he has the world's smallest egg.

The egg can be viewed here.

Paul Rae's egg was about the same size as a 20 pence piece, and weighed about 5g.

Charlotte and Anne Smith's egg is slightly smaller than that, at around the same size as a 5 pence piece."

They don't know which of their chickens laid it, but say they think it could be a record breaker:

"I couldn't believe it, when I went and collected the eggs from the chicken coup I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw how small it was. I just kept it because I couldn't believe it and I liked the wee egg, the size of it.

"When I saw it on the TV I thought this egg is definitely smaller."

The miniature egg next to a normal sized egg Credit: ITV Border

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