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25 million to one! Norfolk chicken lays two triple yolk eggs

PUBLISHED: 15:47 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:51 19 March 2018

Lucky the chicken enjoying her sprout tops

Lucky the chicken enjoying her sprout tops

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It is something that supposedly only happens to one in every 25 million eggs, but this Norfolk chicken has already laid two eggs with triple yolks this month.

The triple yolks from one of Lucky's eggsThe triple yolks from one of Lucky's eggs

Lucky the pet chicken is a former battery hen which was rescued by Lauren Mayes and her son Toby in September last year.

Lucky the chicken with Toby Mayes-SnellingLucky the chicken with Toby Mayes-Snelling

She was just a day old when they took her back to their home in Corpusty but has since grown into tame -and very heavy hen.

The big egg on the right is Lucky's triple yolkerThe big egg on the right is Lucky's triple yolker

Earlier this month, Toby, who is in year three at Corpusty Primary School, was shocked to discover Lucky - living up to her name - had laid an egg with a triple yolk.

Lucky as a day-old chick - she is the bright yellow oneLucky as a day-old chick - she is the bright yellow one

She then laid another one just a week later.

Lucky as a chick - she is the bright yellow oneLucky as a chick - she is the bright yellow one

Ms Mayes said: “Toby loves wildlife and is always doing something involving animals. He has 15 pet chickens and a baby horsefield tortoise.”

Lucky as a chick - she is the bright yellow oneLucky as a chick - she is the bright yellow one

You’re more than twice as likely to become a millionaire playing the national lottery then to stumble across a triple-yolk egg.

Toby Mayes-Snelling - Lucky's proud ownerToby Mayes-Snelling - Lucky's proud owner


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