2yolk eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by focusonfarming, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. focusonfarming

    focusonfarming Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2013
    Placerville CA

    I recently had four hens start laying. For a week now, we have been getting large oblong eggs with two yolks. Why does this happen? Is there something I am doing wrong or not doing that I should? We think of it as a two~fer kinda thing and enjoy it. Is this breed specific. I think it's either a black Australorp or a Red sex link.

    Thank you for any advice and help in advance!

  2. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2012
    It is most likely the red sex link. They are a hybrid breed created for egg laying. I too have a red sex link that lays double yolked eggs from time to time. Not all sex links will lay a double yolked eggs, but its normal and very common for one to lay a double yolked egg.

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