Can I incubate double yoke eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Haveandtohold, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Haveandtohold

    Haveandtohold Out Of The Brooder

    97
    9
    38
    Apr 5, 2013
    Boulder,CO
    Hey everyone just wondering what to do...

    I have a Coturnix hen that seems to only laying double yoke eggs. I'm just about to start my second quail hatch as I'm just getting started with them and would really like to hatch her eggs to help with the genetic diversity of my flock. Can twins hatch? Is this even a trait I want to pass on? Any advice is welcome.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    32,425
    6,195
    621
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    It is very rare that they do hatch, if they both develop. What happens is, one of the chicks grows too big and either kills the other or they both die. There is just not enough room in the egg for two babies. :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by