A TRIPLE yolker????!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wischickenlover, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. wischickenlover

    wischickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I am skeptical, but want to know if this is possible. I must admit, My hens lay some pretty decent size eggs. I have one customer who has me save only the very biggest for him. He told me last week that he had two TRIPLE-yolk eggs in his 3 dozen. Is it possible?
     
  2. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rare but possible.. two in 3 dozen seems really rare... the largest at nine yolks (doesnt say what type of bird) and Guiness has documented the largest chicken egg at 5 yolks...

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/oddeggs.html
     
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  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    I've had one three yolk egg, so they are possible. [​IMG]
     
  4. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've had two triple yolkers in the last year.
     
  5. eaemnc

    eaemnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed of chicken are they? The ones laying the double and tripple yolkers?

    Thanks,

    Ann
     
  6. wischickenlover

    wischickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so maybe the guy wasnt tellin a tall tale......they are RIR's that are laying these awesome eggs. But, as I always say, happy, spoiled hens lay the best eggs!
     
  7. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    Ive only ever had one double yoker YEARS ago, when I had large chickens RIR's and BR. Pretty cool!!
     
  8. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had an EE lay a triple yolker once. -Biggest egg I've ever seen. I thought the hen was dead and was relieved to discover she wasn't. It only happened once.
     
  9. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely possible. We have had a couple from an old americana.
     
  10. eaemnc

    eaemnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would you say that RIR's and EE's lay the biggest eggs?
     

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