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2 embryo in 1 egg? Please look at picture

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I'm on day 11 , I candled all 11 eggs , everything checks out great, all 11 are developing wonderfully, this one is different than the rest. Are these 2 black spots 2 separate babies?? Please someone weigh in
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It does look like you have twins. This is going to be a tricky incubation. If there's enough room and nutrients for both of them and they make it to hatch, you'll want to plan on having to assist.
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There are some YouTube videos on assisting a twin hatch, it might be helpful to watch them if they develop that far.

Good luck!
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It does look like you have twins. This is going to be a tricky incubation. If there's enough room and nutrients for both of them and they make it to hatch, you'll want to plan on having to assist.

So I'm not going nuts , this looks like twins to you as well?? Holy cow, I think mother nature is testing me
Edited by lucysducks11 - 12/15/16 at 4:58pm
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Yep, that egg is a double yolker, so both zygotes have developed into embryos smile.png Definitely seems to be twins.
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Yep, that egg is a double yolker, so both zygotes have developed into embryos smile.png Definitely seems to be twins.

I mean what are the odds in this happening?
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Well, equal odds as to getting a double yolk egg smile.png I have a leghorn who lays them constantly. I've even had one with three yolks in it. I just don't set them because I don't want the stress of dealing with twins, lol. If you have a double yolker and you set it odds are both blastoderms will start to develop. No guarantee they'll make it to hatch, though.
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Well, equal odds as to getting a double yolk egg smile.png I have a leghorn who lays them constantly. I've even had one with three yolks in it. I just don't set them because I don't want the stress of dealing with twins, lol. If you have a double yolker and you set it odds are both blastoderms will start to develop. No guarantee they'll make it to hatch, though.

I'm going to treat them with extra love, educate myself and hope for the best, I am pretty fascinated by the entire thing...
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It is fascinating, and there will probably be several others that will follow along wishing you the best!
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Yep and I am one of the “several others” ;)

 

Subscribing and have everything crossed that all goes well :fl

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

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