Chicken Scratch (Double Yolks)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MerrittFarmer, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. MerrittFarmer

    MerrittFarmer In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2013
    Lebanon Indiana
    My Coop
    Hey ya'll![​IMG]So, In 4-H, do they examine the size of the eggs, crack them open, or what? I have 6 chickens and have gotten 6 double yolkers over the past two months or so. Is it possible to get counted off for that?[​IMG] If not... [​IMG]If, so [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Thanks!!!! MerrittFarmer

  2. gg706

    gg706 Songster

    Jul 5, 2011
    Don't know maybe my post will bring it back up so others who know can chime in.
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I considered it LUCKY Hens !
  4. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Songster

    Jul 23, 2011
    Near Columbus OH
    Ahh, A 4-H question! I'm good at those!

    Okay, at my country fair, we don't really do egg grading. We do some pullet and hen shows, with the pullet shows for birds under 1 year who have not laid yet, and the hen show for birds who are laying and over 1 year. You can sign up for what ever show you want to- breed shows, showmanship (my fav...) fancy/utility breed pairs and trios..... ect.

    I don't know about your fair, but if they do egg grading for you birds, usually the judge ask for 1 dozen recently laid eggs from the hen you are showing. The simplest thing to do is to not give the judge any double yolkers, and instead use them for yourself!

    On another topic- what breed are your pullets? If they continually give you double yolkers, keep a close watch on them- they might be prone to laying problems like egg binding or prolapse. If they are young pullets, they will usually grow out of it as they and their egg-layer systems mature.

    If in doubt, make friends with other 4-H'ers in your club or county, and pester them for questions- there's a high chance that I'm completely wrong!

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