Double yoke egg at day 9...

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Chicabator, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Chicabator

    Chicabator Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2013
    I put some 30 chicken eggs into the Incubator (GQF ) still air.
    So far it is the 9th day and i've candled them and 27 of the 30 show a lot of formation. I'm sure those are good. 2 Are infertile and one was accidently put upward. One of the 27 good ones has 2 eyes when the rest have one so far. Is that a double yoker? if yes what do i do on day 21. Beacause I did hear that they usually dont hatch by themselves.
    Should I open them up myself?
    THANKX
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,970
    68
    198
    Mar 13, 2013
    Actually none of my double yolkers have ever made it to to hatch day so you probably don't have anything to worry about!
     
  3. Chicabator

    Chicabator Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2013
    What about doing this?
     
  4. Chicabator

    Chicabator Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2013

    This I meant
     
  5. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,970
    68
    198
    Mar 13, 2013
    What about doing what? I must not be quite understanding.[​IMG]
     
  6. Chicabator

    Chicabator Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2013

    What this video and see..
     
  7. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,970
    68
    198
    Mar 13, 2013
    Oh ha. we were posting at the same time! I really don't know for sure. Like I said my double's have never made it to day 21 but if they did it would have to be a decision of the moment whether or not to hatch them out yourself. I rarely have success with assisted hatches. Most of the time despite your efforts they die anyway. Did you notice in the video how the one is bleeding? That is not a good sign, and that baby most likely did not survive. It can happen though so that would really be a decision that you would have to make. I would probably wait as long as possible before assisting in the hatch to make sure that the chicks absorbed all of their yolk sac, other wise...bleeding occurs.
     
  8. Chicabator

    Chicabator Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2013
    How do I know if they absorbed all off their yolk sack?
    Later in the video it says that both of them survived. One was a rooster one was a chicken.
     
  9. Chicabator

    Chicabator Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    22
    Mar 17, 2013
    What gives me a better chance? Letting them break through the shell themselves or helping them?
     
  10. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,970
    68
    198
    Mar 13, 2013
    It can take anywhere from 12 to 24 hours from pipping time. That's cool that both of those chicks survived. You just take a risk.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by