Lady Eglantine, born and raised in Caroline County, laid 314 eggs in one year.
- Lady Eglantine broke the previous record of 286 eggs in September of 1915. A typical hen lays 200 eggs in a lifetime.
- Lady Eglantine earned the name the “$100,000 hen” because her owner turned down many high-priced offers.
- Her eggs were sold for $60 an egg, while 20 cents a dozen was the going rate at the time.
- She was married to a rooster on Feb. 14, 2016, in New York City, and was even presented with a diamond-studded gold leg band.
- The Caroline County Historical Society’s Museum of Rural Life has Lady Eglantine stuffed and on display.
Read the whole ShoreBread article about Lady Eglantine here.