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Double yolk eggs???

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Today while driving, I saw several double yolk egg selling farmers!
I was wondering, is there a specific thing to feed my hens to make them lay double or multiple yolks???
Help would be awesome!

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I haven't heard of anything you can feed your chickens to get them to lay double yolk eggs.  I just got my first double yolker last week.  It was out of a hen that was over a year old.  It was totally a surprise.

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welcome-byc
I haven't heard of anything you can feed your chickens to get them to lay double yolk eggs.  I just got my first double yolker last week.  It was out of a hen that was over a year old.  It was totally a surprise.


Well I've heard that birds with a near perfect diet produce double yolkers?????
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Double yolker's isn't associated with what you feed them its just a glitch in the egg laying system causing them to sometimes release 2 yolks instead of one. Sometimes one hen will randomly lay double yolker's, sometimes they will just do it once, as it is a really just a glitch in the system. smile

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welcome-byc
I haven't heard of anything you can feed your chickens to get them to lay double yolk eggs.  I just got my first double yolker last week.  It was out of a hen that was over a year old.  It was totally a surprise.


Well I've heard that birds with a near perfect diet produce double yolkers?????
Thanks for the welcome, but I'm an old member returning smile


Welcome back:)
My layers started with pullet eggs, then laid a few huge double yolkers before settling down to normal eggs.

 

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welcome-byc
I haven't heard of anything you can feed your chickens to get them to lay double yolk eggs.  I just got my first double yolker last week.  It was out of a hen that was over a year old.  It was totally a surprise.


Well I've heard that birds with a near perfect diet produce double yolkers?????
Thanks for the welcome, but I'm an old member returning smile


Welcome back:)
My layers started with pullet eggs, then laid a few huge double yolkers before settling down to normal eggs.


Thanks smile
Oh alright, explains why my new ones just laid double yolkers and stopped.

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I know that some Amish raise chickens that lay double-yolkers all the time. I know it can be random but there are some hens who will lay doubles consistently.

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Alice, Brucie and Lil Peep (Barred Plymough Rocks); Chico, Sandy and Pearlie (R.I. Reds); Esmerelda (Black Minorca) and Buttercup (Buff Orpington).


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I know that some Amish raise chickens that lay double-yolkers all the time. I know it can be random but there are some hens who will lay doubles consistently.


It's more likely that they have a very large egg business.

We keep 2500 layers here and produce for an organic co-op.  We take the largest of the eggs, Jumbos and Super Jumbos, and sell them direct from the farm.  Almost all of them are double-yolkers although they are still just a small portion of our total production.

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I have a hen that laid a double yolker every other day for about a month.  It seems her system is finding a rhythm cuz I haven't had one for about a week now. I looked forward to getting twice the gold in one shell...but glad her system is functioning "normally" now.

UPDATE: She's back to laying double yokers this week! Love it!!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/101295_double_yolker.jpg


Edited by chicken_chik - 11/16/11 at 7:59pm
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post #10 of 19

Some of my girls lay double yolkers @ first...Then they get going into a normal rhythm. A childhood friend had a commercial chicken farm and would candle to find doubles,,, then sell them for twice the price

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