Can double-yolked eggs hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jaimi, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Jaimi

    Jaimi Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2008
    North Central Alabama
    I was just wondering, can a double yolked egg sucessfully hatch 2 chicks? I doubt it, but was just wondering? Will one embryo absorb the other yolk? Or what?
  2. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe that Speckled Hen tried this recently and they developed quite far along, she tried to help out, but unfortunately it was not a positive ending.

    Maybe she'll pipe in here.
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    I've seen one that did hatch 2 chicks but thats been years ago. There might be someone here that has, you could do a search. [​IMG]
  4. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Yes, a double-yolked egg can hatch. Talos321 hatched out one. It is under the heading Good Deal? It is a little farther down in the thread. The chicks names were Fiddle and Faddle. He had them for quite a while, but then something had broke into the pen and killed one of them.
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I heard that one member on here hatched a double yolker.
  6. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2008
    N.S., Canada
    I have a double yolker that I am going to try and hatch. The egg is huge!!!!



    with a quarter and a regular egg:

  7. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2008
    Bayfield colorado
    That sounds exciting!!! Keep us posted please. [​IMG] I hope it works out!
  8. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    My last hatch there was a double yolker I didn't notice. (from my lack of experience). Well after day 25 I noticed there was 2 babies that did not hatch.
    I hear the odds are not good. But good luck to you. I am interested to see how this turns out.

    When are you setting the egg? If you did already and I missed the post what day are you on?

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008
  9. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2008
    N.S., Canada
    Quote:I haven't set the egg yet, but will within the next day or 2. I am also going to put in a few Silver Laced Wyandotte eggs with it. I will keep you posted. Thanks for the luck from both of you.
  10. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2008
    N.S., Canada
    Just back to let you know that I have set the double yolker on June 13th. Along with 3 pure bred Silver Laced Wyandotte eggs ,1 Barred Rock egg(I think) and an egg from my Black Giant{ I think}...lets see what happens. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008

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