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Twins hatching from chicken egg

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Hi, I was candling one of my eggs that I am hatching and was surprised to find two embryos moving around. I know one might be the yolk but after a few days i candled it again and I saw two chick embryos moving and could plainly see the yolk. Yesterday I started noticing on the outside of the egg dark to light streaks like something is tearing or ripping apart, almost like the membrane and the egg is a little bigger than it was. Is this normal with twin chicks hatching or is it something i should be worried about? Its my first twins hatching and Im kind of nervous about it. The twins are still alive and moving even though this is happening. Thank you. 

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Hi, I was candling one of my eggs that I am hatching and was surprised to find two embryos moving around. I know one might be the yolk but after a few days i candled it again and I saw two chick embryos moving and could plainly see the yolk. Yesterday I started noticing on the outside of the egg dark to light streaks like something is tearing or ripping apart, almost like the membrane and the egg is a little bigger than it was. Is this normal with twin chicks hatching or is it something i should be worried about? Its my first twins hatching and Im kind of nervous about it. The twins are still alive and moving even though this is happening. Thank you. 

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I cannot help with the answer....but folks will need to know how many days have they been incubating?

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the egg has been in the incubator for 8 days one of the chicks is right under one of the larger tears or rips.
 

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here is a link on youtube of a lady that hatched out twin chicks.     very interesting....  http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DS1ZeEY-kt7A&ei=vhAlUsCnNqjx2AXs-4CgCQ&usg=AFQjCNFu0MMN4wqZMqkVWdJE8gj5y9OmDg&sig2=fzHSZwTRSOP0C5_yMv25hw&bvm=bv.51495398,d.b2I&cad=rja

 

 

hopefully this will open.....if not search out    twin chicks hatching       

I own a small colourful flock of EE's, Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, Black Star, Columbian X, Barred Rock, Black Copper Maran, Birchen Maran, Wheaten Marans, and Belgian Malines.      I also raise Falabella Miniature horses and Shetland Sheepdogs.
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I own a small colourful flock of EE's, Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, Black Star, Columbian X, Barred Rock, Black Copper Maran, Birchen Maran, Wheaten Marans, and Belgian Malines.      I also raise Falabella Miniature horses and Shetland Sheepdogs.
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Thank you for the video, iv helped chicks hatch before but never twins so it will help. Im just worried about the egg it looks like its stretching and membrane ripping, i hope they make it already love them
 

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