Do you like double yolkers?

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

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    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 Chicken Obsessed 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 Overrun With Chickens

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

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.


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  5. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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