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2 chicks one egg??? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lemondsm, May 17, 2011.

  1. lemondsm

    lemondsm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I know I had 9 eggs under my broody hen. Today I had two chicks hatch. There is only one egg shell and there are still 8 eggs left to hatch. Is this possible? I have counted the eggs several times. I know how many were there this morning. Even if I had miscounted (which I didn't [​IMG] ) why didn't I find a second egg shell? I have opened eggs with two yolks before so I assume however unlikely it may be this is possible?
     
  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. cecilia1959

    cecilia1959 Out Of The Brooder

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    Twins....wow...been trying to hatch a double yolk for years...Great.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It is entirely possible. In fact, I believe there is a you tube video of "twins" hatching from a single egg. I think its quite rare though. If you've counted and recounted and are sure only one egg has hatched, Id say you have witnessed a very rare, extremely cool event. Could you post some pictures? I (and everyone else, I'm sure) would love to see them!
     
  5. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is too awsome! [​IMG]
    ANy pictures?
     
  6. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning 3 eggs hatched under my bantam producing 4 chicks! I was amazed as well so have been online trying to find out if its possible - clearly it is!
     
  7. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always assumed that if a double yolker were hatched it would produce siamese twins or some other deformities. I never would have guessed that it would produce healthy chicks. Put me in the group that want to see pics! Very cool!

    -S
     
  8. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its possible! Did the egg it hatched from look bigger than the rest? but WOW they hatched by themselves? [​IMG]
    PICS!
     
  9. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I would like to see pics too! Congrats if u got twins!
     
  10. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Pictures Please...CONGRATS on the wonderful miracle !!!
     

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