Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EoghanG, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. EoghanG

    EoghanG In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    Just thought it was crazy.At the start of the year my laying hens
    lay gigantic eggs and always wondered what would happen if i
    hatched one and this year had my incubator set up when i put
    it in i was just expecting to giant chick.the shell was too thick
    to candle so i didn't even know if it was fertile.

    bantam silkie, salmon faverolle, lakenvelder, big twin egg


    Most of the pics i have are of after dew to not having a clue.
    I thought it was strange when it started to crack on opposite sides
    but thought the chick was so big it was just bursting the shell.


    I saw the chick was having trouble so i pretty much cracked it out and
    when i got him out i got a surprise. Other guys ok looks a little cramped.


    The 2 big guys beside their egg.I had big eggs similar 2 maran eggs
    and 2 of these big ones


    Big single maran (not pure hens a cross)

    I would love to see if anyone had anything similar happen.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014

  2. The Farm

    The Farm Songster

    Oct 16, 2013
    Luther, OK
    That so cool! I have not had a double yoker but I would like to try it. !!!!
  3. LTygress

    LTygress Songster

    Sep 12, 2012
    I have heard plenty of stories of double yolk eggs being laid, incubated, and a chick hatching. ONE chick. None of the stories I have read or heard have both chicks hatching. Most don't even have either one survive al the way to hatch. So this is pretty amazing, indeed.
  4. mindylee

    mindylee Songster

    Nov 28, 2012
    Lapeer Michigan
    Thats awesome!

    I had a egg once from a easter egger that was supper huge.
    Me and hubby took bets on how many yokes was in it.

    To my surprise I cracked it and another egg with a hard shell came out. The egg inside was normal with a single yoke but the huge outside egg only had a white cushing the inside egg and had no yoke.
    I took pics and there on my computer.

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