All my eggs are double yolk?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coltssuperbowl83, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all from different breeds of chickens. ?.... RIR , EE, BO, bantam..... so what environmental factors would do that?
     
  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long have they been laying? Hens who have just started laying are more likely to lay a double yolks.
     
  3. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all about five months. They just started laying.
     
  4. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah that's pretty normal for that age. I got a ton of doubles from my pullets last year. Is it every single egg or just a lot of them? I don't think every egg you get being a double would be normal though.
     
  5. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of them so far.
     
  6. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's possible since they just started laying, all 3 of our 4 green and blue eggs have 2-3 yolks the first 2 wks of laying now they're all settled to normal one yolk. We had leghorns that were laying gargantuan eggs for a while, we thought they're mutants always had 2 yolks. Then they become normal xL size.
     
  7. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. I was afraid I had mutant chickens
     
  8. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lol, pretty sure they aren't mutatants. But enjoy the double yolks while you have them :)
     
  9. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not mutants! Normal. Means they are pretty healthy and well fed. Just still getting the internal process in order.
    Be happy while it lasts, nothing better than frying up a double yoke egg or two for breakfast, or dinner!
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Double yolks are a completely normal thing for new layers. As their systems mature, they will stop releasing multiple yolks. It's kind of sad when it stops.
     

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