BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › Two embryos in 1 egg!! Is this even possible!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Two embryos in 1 egg!! Is this even possible!!!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Today is day 7 I candled my Mallard eggs and everyone is very active, so much movement, heartbeats and all, one of my eggs definitely has 2 babies, 2 separate embryos, 2 heart beats....what do I do now! They can't possibly both grow and survive. I'm lost here sad.png
post #2 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucysducks11 View Post

Today is day 7 I candled my Mallard eggs and everyone is very active, so much movement, heartbeats and all, one of my eggs definitely has 2 babies, 2 separate embryos, 2 heart beats....what do I do now! They can't possibly both grow and survive. I'm lost here sad.png

Yes, it is possible and has been done before with a successful hatch! 

City Guy. Chicken Enthusiast. Personal Motivator. RN- in progress. 
Reply
City Guy. Chicken Enthusiast. Personal Motivator. RN- in progress. 
Reply
post #3 of 10

Here is a video made by one of our BYC members (@needmorechickens!) showing how she assisted in the hatching of two chicks in the same egg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ZeEY-kt7A 

 

So it is possible for them to develop and grow fully, but more than likely they will need help hatching. Congrats! Please share some pics with us :)

City Guy. Chicken Enthusiast. Personal Motivator. RN- in progress. 
Reply
City Guy. Chicken Enthusiast. Personal Motivator. RN- in progress. 
Reply
post #4 of 10
Very exciting! It may or may not turn out well, but it'd be nice to give them a chance. And it would be very interesting to follow!
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skitz View Post

Yes, it is possible and has been done before with a successful hatch! 

Do you think this is why the air cell is so hard to see? I can see the outline of the air sac but it's not clear like in the other eggs..
post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucysducks11 View Post


Do you think this is why the air cell is so hard to see? I can see the outline of the air sac but it's not clear like in the other eggs..

I have no clue! Don't know about duck eggs, just about chickens and not sure if there are differences in between the eggs haha but probably so!

City Guy. Chicken Enthusiast. Personal Motivator. RN- in progress. 
Reply
City Guy. Chicken Enthusiast. Personal Motivator. RN- in progress. 
Reply
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingersHuman View Post

Very exciting! It may or may not turn out well, but it'd be nice to give them a chance. And it would be very interesting to follow!

I'm completely baffled by these two little squirmy embryos in this 1 egg.. I honestly have no idea what to do with them except leave them be and just follow their progress and hope for the best outcome possible. If I knew how to post a video I would show you guys these two but I have no clue how to do that.
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucysducks11 View Post

I'm completely baffled by these two little squirmy embryos in this 1 egg.. I honestly have no idea what to do with them except leave them be and just follow their progress and hope for the best outcome possible. If I knew how to post a video I would show you guys these two but I have no clue how to do that.

You can take videos, post to YouTube and link here. Please keep us up to date!
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingersHuman View Post

You can take videos, post to YouTube and link here. Please keep us up to date!

I have a page on fb completely devoted to my duck sanctuary that I have, if you want to follow me the name of the page is called Fatty's Ducks and Chucks
I mainly rescue ducks, never have I incubated any and right now I have 11 mallards in 1 incubator and 18 call ducks in another. I have absolutely no idea how to link a video from YouTube to here but I will definitely try
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucysducks11 View Post

I have a page on fb completely devoted to my duck sanctuary that I have, if you want to follow me the name of the page is called Fatty's Ducks and Chucks
I mainly rescue ducks, never have I incubated any and right now I have 11 mallards in 1 incubator and 18 call ducks in another. I have absolutely no idea how to link a video from YouTube to here but I will definitely try

Day 12 is this 2 embryos
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › Two embryos in 1 egg!! Is this even possible!!!