Can a double yoke egg hatch?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mikeksfarmer, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. mikeksfarmer

    mikeksfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After reading about stuck yokes in a double yoke egg I am wondering can a double yoke egg hatch? if so is it ever successful?
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I actually recently found a site with a PPT on it talking about double yokes and what happens with them. 2 chicks CAN develop in these, but one will always over power the other for the room and one chick will die (sometimes both will), but YES a chick (singular) can hatch from it.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Do a search on BYC - Speckledhen attempted a double-yolk hatch, and if ANYONE could do it, she certainly could as she's extremely experienced. End result: didn't work. But, they DID develop.
     

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