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Most of my eggs have 2 yolks!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 out of 5 of my eggs have had 2 yolks in them is this ok?????? for the chickens i mean we like it but I wasnt sure if it meant anything for the chickens?????????????

Proud mom of 3 RIR, 4 Barred Rocks, 4 Red-Stars and 18 Golden buffs, 3 Debeaked-Rescued Red-Sex Linked Girls, 11 Blacks Stars, 1 Golden Phoenix Rooster, 1 RIR Rooster, and 1 White Cochin that I call Muffin and of course my 2 Boys!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Proud mom of 3 RIR, 4 Barred Rocks, 4 Red-Stars and 18 Golden buffs, 3 Debeaked-Rescued Red-Sex Linked Girls, 11 Blacks Stars, 1 Golden Phoenix Rooster, 1 RIR Rooster, and 1 White Cochin that I call Muffin and of course my 2 Boys!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 23

All it really means is...........that you are luckier than me lol

Forrest

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, shouting "HOLY CRAP!.. WHAT A RIDE"
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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, shouting "HOLY CRAP!.. WHAT A RIDE"
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post #3 of 23

A lot of times when a chicken starts laying, you will get double yolks. It will slack off to one yolk.
They are perfectly fine to eat! Enjoy!

post #4 of 23

Two fer one LOL ! lau

Free ranging flock of 97 hens & 5 very happy roosters
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Free ranging flock of 97 hens & 5 very happy roosters
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post #5 of 23

Lucky you!!! Mine have been laying for a year now, and I only get a double yoker once in a while now. The hens are perfectly fine. Just getting the egg laying thing down to perfection. LOL

Deb
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post #6 of 23

How old do chickens need to be in order to start laying?

Mom to 3 adult humans,7 cats, 3 dogs, 2 birds, 24 chickens, 5 ducks. oh and 1 husband. 
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Mom to 3 adult humans,7 cats, 3 dogs, 2 birds, 24 chickens, 5 ducks. oh and 1 husband. 
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post #7 of 23

some of my chickens eggs have had two yolks too. i was surprised at some of them because the eggs looked to small to be two yolks in there    jumpy 
.my chickens were about 5-6months when they started laying. i don't know if it depends on the breed. we have barred rocks and black sex links.


Edited by wendy - 6/29/07 at 8:16am
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post #8 of 23

Double yolkers, especially to "old timers" seem to be a "premium" egg...haha

I get asked all the time if my eggs are double yolkers or if I've had any.

With this batch of hens, I do get them often...when I had my 2 RIRs...Marti and Emily from 3 or 4 years ago, we never had one.

It basically means, had you had a hen go broody, you'd have twins...so it's nothing "abnormal" or nutrition gone south or anything.

Livin' the farm life in the city. 
7 cats, 1 dog, 6 hens, 5 hermit crabs...oh yeah, and a hubby of 13 years and 2 wonderful children!!!
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Livin' the farm life in the city. 
7 cats, 1 dog, 6 hens, 5 hermit crabs...oh yeah, and a hubby of 13 years and 2 wonderful children!!!
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post #9 of 23

New layers will sometimes "stutter" a bit, until their cycle gets regular.  Also, if you WANT doubleyokers, try using a light 15 hours a day (includes daylight), then suddenly break the cycle. Many birds will "double up" if this happens. Works best in winter when you can control conditions best.
LOL!

post #10 of 23

A double-yolker is like hitting the lottery!  I hardly ever get them.

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