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Can double-yolked eggs hatch?

post #1 of 26
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I was just wondering, can a double yolked egg sucessfully hatch 2 chicks? I doubt it, but was just wondering? Will one embryo absorb the other yolk? Or what?

post #2 of 26

I believe that Speckled Hen tried this recently and they developed quite far along, she tried to help out, but unfortunately it was not a positive ending. 

Maybe she'll pipe in here.

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Wilbur, Mr. Whitestone and 19 hens.... a good mix - BOs, Wheaten Marans, Whtn Marans/Whtn Americaunas(Olive eggers), BLRWs, EE, Jarhons, etc. 
Exuberant Josie our shep/lab mx and Cricket our super mouser 

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post #3 of 26

I've seen one that did hatch 2 chicks but thats been  years ago. There might be someone here that has, you could do a search.   cool

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post #4 of 26

Yes, a double-yolked egg can hatch.  Talos321 hatched out one.  It is under the heading Good Deal?  It is a little farther down in the thread.  The chicks names were Fiddle and Faddle.  He had them for quite a while, but then something had broke into the pen and killed one of them.

post #5 of 26

I heard that one member on here hatched a double yolker.

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post #6 of 26

I have a double yolker that I am going to try and hatch. The egg is huge!!!!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l29/carrie_n_darrin/odd%20eggs/family493.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l29/carrie_n_darrin/odd%20eggs/family494.jpg

with a quarter and a regular egg:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l29/carrie_n_darrin/odd%20eggs/family495.jpg

post #7 of 26

That sounds exciting!!! Keep us posted please. fl I hope it works out!

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post #8 of 26

My last hatch there was a double yolker I didn't notice. (from my lack of experience).  Well after day 25 I noticed there was 2 babies that did not hatch. 
I hear the odds are not good.  But good luck to you.  I am interested to see how this turns out.

When are you setting the egg?  If you did already and I missed the post what day are you on?

fl


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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by annrich 

My last hatch there was a double yolker I didn't notice. (from my lack of experience).  Well after day 25 I noticed there was 2 babies that did not hatch. 
I hear the odds are not good.  But good luck to you.  I am interested to see how this turns out.

When are you setting the egg?  If you did already and I missed the post what day are you on?

fl


I haven't set the egg yet, but will within the next day or 2. I am also going to put in a few Silver Laced Wyandotte eggs with it. I will keep you posted. Thanks for the luck from both of you.

post #10 of 26

Just back to let you know that I have set the double yolker on June 13th. Along with 3 pure bred Silver Laced Wyandotte eggs ,1 Barred Rock egg(I think) and an egg from my Black Giant{ I think}...lets see what happens. fl


Edited by Myst4 - 6/16/08 at 11:55am
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