Can two chicks from the same egg survive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NixNoodleNumbat, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Songster

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    I was just wondering, if there's double yolked non-fertilised eggs, then its possible that there are double yolked fertilised eggs. If that is true, has anyone had any surviving twins, and if so, were they conjoined or did they have extra limbs? Can this actually happen?
     

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    There have been threads about it happening, but rarely. The chicks always need help hatching and both rarely live. It is much more common for both chicks to die in the egg around day 18
     
  3. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Songster

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    I'll let you know I have one in the bator now. [​IMG]
     
  4. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    This is very interesting to watch. If i recall correctly, it was a BYCer that taped this.

     

  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they manage to develop and hatch they would not be conjoined. They are the result of two seperate ovum fertilized by two seperate sperms not one ovum fertilized by one sperm. The possibility of conjoined twins occurs when a fertilized egg splits incompletely.
     

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