Double Embryo need info!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by briarpatchfarms, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    I candled my Silkie eggs tonight and found that one egg has two living embryos in it they are 10 days going strong! But what do I do? Will both hatch or one or none whats the chances? I think theres either one yolk or two very very small ones put together can two embryos survive on one yolk?

    Any info what so ever will help this is a first!
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I have never heard of two embryos in an egg. May wind up with a siamese chicken!! Leave it in and see how it turns out. From what I am to understand they usually die. That's just weird!!
     
  3. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is actually a BYCer that had 2 chicks hatch from the same egg.

    Let me find the video and I'll post it for you.

    It's awesome!
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:WOW! I have never heard of that!! That's awesome!!
     
  5. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
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    Thanks That helps alot on what to do when time comes! But what I still dont get is the egg is normal size not double yolker size???
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it doesnt hatched, get that stuff that you use to preserve it, and put in in a jar
     
  8. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    formaldehyde?

    Well just keep them in the bator and monitor the movements.

    Won't hurt to try.
     
  9. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Oooh, exciting! Good luck! I hope both make it, that would be interesting. Keep us updated on what happens!
     
  10. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Yes DO!!! That was an awesome vid! I hope your little twins hatch out too!
     

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