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2 chicks one egg??? Is it possible?

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So, I know I had 9 eggs under my broody hen. Today I had two chicks hatch. There is only one egg shell and there are still 8 eggs left to hatch. Is this possible? I have counted the eggs several times. I know how many were there this morning. Even if I had miscounted (which I didn't smile ) why didn't I find a second egg shell? I have opened eggs with two yolks before so I assume however unlikely it may be this is possible?

A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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A loving patient or should I say tolerant wife and 13 yr son, 5 dogs, 1 cockatiel, 1 greek tortoise, 5 orpingtons, 3 sl wyandottes, 2 s faverolles, 6 silkies, 1 barred rock, 1 frizzle cochin bantam, 2 phoenix/americauna and 1 silkie/cochin. Oh and eggs in bator and under a broody
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post #2 of 15

That sounds cool I want to know the answer too!
ETA: I found this! Look it even mentions us!

http://poultrykeeper.com/chickens/poultry-keeper-s-chicken-stories/two-chicks-from-one-egg.html


Edited by smokeykk - 5/17/11 at 6:05pm
7 chooks!!!! Chrissy, Georgia, Moe, Flash, Gracie, Sunshine and Rusty!
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7 chooks!!!! Chrissy, Georgia, Moe, Flash, Gracie, Sunshine and Rusty!
Raising Awesome Chickens
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Its What I Do 
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post #3 of 15

Twins....wow...been trying to hatch a double yolk for years...Great.

post #4 of 15

It is entirely possible. In fact, I believe there is a you tube video of "twins" hatching from a single egg. I think its quite rare though. If you've counted and recounted and are sure only one egg has hatched, Id say you have witnessed a very rare, extremely cool event. Could you post some pictures? I (and everyone else, I'm sure) would love to see them!

Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
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post #5 of 15

That is too awsome! thumbsup
ANy pictures?

post #6 of 15

This morning 3 eggs hatched under my bantam producing 4 chicks! I was amazed as well so have been online trying to find out if its possible - clearly it is!

post #7 of 15

I always assumed that if a double yolker were hatched it would produce siamese twins or some other deformities. I never would have guessed that it would produce healthy chicks. Put me in the group that want to see pics! Very cool!

-S

post #8 of 15

its possible! Did the egg it hatched from look bigger than the rest? but WOW they hatched by themselves? ep
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post #9 of 15

Wow! I would like to see pics too! Congrats if u got twins!

2 dogs, 8 spiny mice, 5 aquatic turtles, 2 cats, 1 hamster, 2 parakeets, 1 betta, guppies, 21 quail! I LOVE PETS!!!! But most of all I love my son and boyfriend!!! Visit my blog http://buttonquails.blogspot.com It has lots of interesting stuff and links!!!44 quail eggs in the bator, 4 pekin duck eggs as well as 3doz eggs later!!! ^_^ And just ordered a few swedish blue duck eggs!
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2 dogs, 8 spiny mice, 5 aquatic turtles, 2 cats, 1 hamster, 2 parakeets, 1 betta, guppies, 21 quail! I LOVE PETS!!!! But most of all I love my son and boyfriend!!! Visit my blog http://buttonquails.blogspot.com It has lots of interesting stuff and links!!!44 quail eggs in the bator, 4 pekin duck eggs as well as 3doz eggs later!!! ^_^ And just ordered a few swedish blue duck eggs!
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post #10 of 15

Yes Pictures Please...CONGRATS on the wonderful miracle !!!

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☆.¸¸.´¯`»✿. . .❤ And Are Ready To Pay The Price To Make Them Come True ☆.¸¸.´¯`»✿. . .❤
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