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almost half of my eggs are twins. Is this okay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by This old barn, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. This old barn

    This old barn In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2013
    have a simple question new chickens this year . are chickens are finally laying eggs for the last couple months each chicken is laying an egg everyday ... when we go to cook the eggs we fine that 4 out of 10 are twins is this uncommon is this okay they have unlimited food and free range most of the day

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    What do you mean by twins? Double yolks?
  3. This old barn

    This old barn In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2013
    yes they're double yolks
  4. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

    Sep 3, 2011
    Northern KY
    It is OK as long as you don't want to try to hatch them. Successful hatches of twin chicks are possible, but rare. The only other problem I can see if it continues, is it may lessen the laying life of the hen. Hens have all the ova (immature, unfertilized eggs) they are going to have when they are born, so if they use 2 at a time, they won't be laying for as long a period as those that only use 1 at a time. However, the hens affected will probably settle into single yolks sometime soon. What breed are your chickens that are laying double yolks?

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