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Gross double-yolk (really gross)

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So, one day, I found two green eggs, both double-yolks, in a nest. I don't know if they were laid on the same day or one day apart, but I think they both came from the same hen (poor girl!)

 

I was excited and decided to crack one open and see what the inside looked like. Good I hadn't tried to scramble them!  :sick:tongue

 

What would cause this? Was she hemorrhaging? By the way, this was like a month ago, and she is doing fine.

 

 

This is the bloody double-yolker and the non-bloody double-yolker, both found in the same nest


Edited by GitaBooks - 9/29/15 at 5:07pm
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Yeah, that can be a little off putting. I had it happen once with a newish layer, a little bantam.  Hasn't happened again in 2 years, but I did crack all eggs in a bowl individually for a few weeks!

 

 

I have read that it happens when a blood vessel breaks during the formation of the egg.  Not very common.

A mind is like a door.  Keep it open and something might get in.

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A mind is like a door.  Keep it open and something might get in.

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Thinks that's the worst I've seen, with the number of 'chunks'.

Glad she's ok....

....and yes, caused by broken blood vessel when ova detaches from ovary and looks like some tissue also....or could be clotted blood.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Thanks for the answers. That makes sense.

 

But it still gross. Lol. :P

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