Do you like double yolkers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I didn't realize chickens laid so many HUGE double yolkers.

    Do you get excited when you see double yolkers in the nest? I think they are pretty cool. A 2 for 1 deal. [​IMG]

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    No, actually. I can hear the hen in the nesting box and if she grunts, quietly moans and gently squeals, I suspect I'll be collecting a double. I have no proof for my concerns, but I worry about prolapse. I also think it must be hard on them to push those out. Sometimes I wince. Some of them are simply gargantuan and scary they are so big.
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I never thought of it that way. I don't have any laying yet, so I have zero experience.
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    My chickens just started laying so the eggs are still quite small.

    When they lay double yolkers, the egg size is "normal."

    So right now I guess I don't have a problem.

  5. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

    Feb 18, 2011
    I agree about feeling bad for the chicken. We had a 3.5oz double and we've had many others in the short time our girls have been laying. I just hope for a regular each day and that's good enough for me. Though, doubles are still exciting in the "oh my goodness I can't believe she can do this," kind of way.

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