2 yolk egg~getting 1 of these a day..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickon baby, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. chickon baby

    chickon baby Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    st charles
    Does anyone know if this is normal? Is there something wrong? DH cracked a egg into the frying pan and it had 2 yolks.The next day,same thing.I cracked a egg n bingo~2 yolks.Seems as though 1 of our RIR's is laying 2 yolk eggs and 1 everyday now for over a week.Our 4 RIR's are almost 6months.They started laying at 3 months and for the 1st month all the eggs were fairly small in size.At ard 4months all the eggs were normal size,pretty brown w/nice hard shells.They are all very sweet n sooo spoiled,guess a added bonus~lol.
    Outta curiosity,if we had a roo n these 2 yolked eggs were fertilized~would that make twins???
  2. Chic-Zebo Girl

    Chic-Zebo Girl In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2010
    Delton, MI
    I've heard that young hens sometimes do this the first couple months of laying.
  3. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    There called "double yolkers" and they are typically laid by newer layers during the first few months that they lay. And yes, most people consider them a bonus! [​IMG]
  4. My RIR hens did that for awhile during their first six months of laying.....enjoy them because we have not gotten any since!

    We do have new ducks however and they gave us some double-yolkers at first, so ducks do this too.
  5. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    When our BSs started to lay we got 3 double yolks in one week from 3 different hens and havnt had 1 since. hope you contunue to get more!
  6. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    No you would not get twins. 99% of the time there is o room in the egg so they never go full term. Sorry

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