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Can a double yoke egg hatch?

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

  1. mikeksfarmer

    mikeksfarmer Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    Bonner springs KS
    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

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    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

    Sep 25, 2007
    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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