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Double yolk eggs?

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Lets see pictures of any double yolk eggs you got! I got my first one today.
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wow! thats a huge egg! Did you already crack it open? It could have more than one yolk!

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Check out my thread on double and triple yolkers w/ pics.  Our very first egg was a double yolker also.  They've slowed down a bit on giving those to us.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/760170/double-and-triple-yolkers#post_10825759

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I cracked mine open today and the yolks were conjoined. I found it pretty interesting
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If your chickens are just starting to lay eggs, then a double yolker is pretty common every now and then. but, if they aren't new layers or if this continues for a  while, then that means your chickens are eatingpop.gifpop.gif TOO MUCH. This is very unhealthy for the chicken, and can kill them, so if this continues start feeding them less. don't starve them, just put them on a diet.wink.png

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global warming? sure looks like global cooling outside to me

 

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Make sure to check out: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/realm-of-the-ninja-character-page

 

 

global warming? sure looks like global cooling outside to me

 

God in his wisdom made the fly,

and then forgot to tell us why.

~Ogden Nash

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Originally Posted by americana-lover View Post

wow! thats a huge egg! Did you already crack it open? It could have more than one yolk!

yep. It might even be a triple yolker, which is not cool. The world record for the most yolks in an egg are 9 YOLKS!!!!!

Make sure to check out: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/realm-of-the-ninja-character-page

 

 

global warming? sure looks like global cooling outside to me

 

God in his wisdom made the fly,

and then forgot to tell us why.

~Ogden Nash

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Make sure to check out: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/realm-of-the-ninja-character-page

 

 

global warming? sure looks like global cooling outside to me

 

God in his wisdom made the fly,

and then forgot to tell us why.

~Ogden Nash

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That's a good idea, they're a year old but I'll cut back on their food a bit.
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ok that's a good idea. some of my chickens were laying double yolkers at first but we cut back a little on their food and it stopped. They are 11 months old now and no more double yolkers yet!!yesss.gif How many chickens do you have? I have 4 chickens and give them 5-6 cups of food per day. I feed them in the morning and in the late afternoon or evening. you might want to base how often you feed them and what you feed them. I just use standard pullet feed with all the protein and nutrients a healthy pullet needs. see if you can find an article or forum about different foods and how much of it you should give them daily. I know they're somewhere on BYC.hugs.gif


Edited by The4Chickeneers - 4/5/13 at 8:29am

Make sure to check out: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/realm-of-the-ninja-character-page

 

 

global warming? sure looks like global cooling outside to me

 

God in his wisdom made the fly,

and then forgot to tell us why.

~Ogden Nash

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Make sure to check out: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/realm-of-the-ninja-character-page

 

 

global warming? sure looks like global cooling outside to me

 

God in his wisdom made the fly,

and then forgot to tell us why.

~Ogden Nash

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Here's some of our jumbo sized eggs.  Double and triple yolkers.

 

Our first egg, a month ago yesterday.  Double yolk

 

 

Another double.

 

Triple yolker

 

 

One I got this morning.  Pretty sure it's a triple.  It had been awhile since we'd gotten a big one so I compared w/ a normal sized egg I also got this morning.  The color seems to vary from pink to brown and all shades in between.  This egg looks even bigger than the triple above.  Hmmm.  Our pullets are 6 1/2 months old.

 

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