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do double yolks produce twins???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiemum, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. silkiemum

    silkiemum Out Of The Brooder

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    As the subject says do double yolks produce twins??

    I know its dumb question but I have been getting a few recently and got to wondering?

    thanks for you answers in advance
    Ta!!
     
  2. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they arent really twins. They are just two different egg yolks that happen to get encased in the same shell. (as opposed to dividing into two.) Also, they rarely hatch because one usually overpowers the other, and usually they both end up dying.
     
  3. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
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    From what I've read here, it is very unlikely that both would hatch. And rare for one to hatch. But, I've just seen posts, never tried it.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Technically yes but noone has managed to hatch them.
     
  5. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i almost had twins but they died 2 hours later
     
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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    There are some threads here on this, appears it COULD be done....
     

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