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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jster, Nov 30, 2008.
And if so, how big are they? Anyone have a picture?
Just a random topic I was wondering about...
my bantams have never laid double yolk eggs.I have had bantams for 6 years.
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.
I know that bantam cochins can and do lay double yolkers.
Quote:What age do cochins start laying ?
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.
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!
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.
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
Mine never have.
Their yolks are so large in that tiny shell, doubles probably wouldn't fit!