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Can double-yolked eggs hatch?

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

  1. Jaimi

    Jaimi In 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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    Myst4 Songster

    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 Songster

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

    annrich Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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