Do bantams lay double yolkers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jster, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Jster

    Jster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And if so, how big are they? Anyone have a picture?

    Just a random topic I was wondering about...
     
  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my bantams have never laid double yolk eggs.I have had bantams for 6 years.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I don't know about bantams. When my standards started laying. I got a lot when they first started laying, but now once in a great while I might get one.
     
  4. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    I know that bantam cochins can and do lay double yolkers.
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What age do cochins start laying ? [​IMG]
     
  6. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    They usually start around 20 to 24 weeks. I had a little pullet hatch out a clutch of eggs and she was just over 5 months old. I think she laid her first egg and decided to sit at the same time. I also think the time of year will affect when they start to lay. Spring will hasten egg laying and the fall (shorter days) will slow down egg laying.
     
  7. @migocontodos~

    @migocontodos~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sure it's possible that they can...but in my 30+ years of raising them, I've never seen it!
    I'm having visions of two tiny little yolks!
     
  8. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Actually the yolks are pretty much normal. It is just 2 eggs in one shell. Granted the egg shell is bigger than normal. It usually happens with young pullets still getting things figured out. [​IMG]
     
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    i had one banty hen lay a double yolk one time it was her 3rd egg but that was almost 2 years ago and she never laid another double yolker since then [​IMG]
     
  10. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine never have.
    Their yolks are so large in that tiny shell, doubles probably wouldn't fit! [​IMG]
     

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