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Can a double yolked egg hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shiloh Acres, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Shiloh Acres

    Shiloh Acres Chirping

    Jul 16, 2010
    I have one hen that almost always lays double yolkers. If they are fertilized and incubated, can they hatch?

    Two yolks would also mean two embryos, wouldn't it? The eggs are larger than normal but ...

    I'm doubting if I can successfully set them? Or unhealthy chicks might be the result?

  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Yes! There are several threads on BYC about that. One of them includes a you-tube video. It is an experience, and now that I watched someone else experience it, I think it is one my heart could not endure.
    Do a search for hatching double yolk eggs. It is worth the time. [​IMG]
  3. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    I can confirm that yes they can as I had one a few weeks ago I had to assist though as they would not have made it out alone, in fact another lady from byc has a video on you tube. Type in twin egg and it should bring it up [​IMG]
  4. Shiloh Acres

    Shiloh Acres Chirping

    Jul 16, 2010
    Thanks. [​IMG]

    when I get back to my computer I will do that. Right now I just have my phone. Thanks so much for the info. And now I HAVE to look it up since you made it sound rather harrowing and ... Now enquiring minds want to know! [​IMG]
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Quote:2x and it was awesome!

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