Double yoke eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ken H, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Ken H

    Ken H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little ISA Brown that is laying 2-3 jumbo eggs with double yokes each week. I want to identify her so I can get her with a roo and hopefully pass on the trait. The eggs are consistantly 3 oz.+ in size. Whenever I get an egg that is to large for the 'large' egg cartons, I know it's going to be a double yoker.
    Anyone else have a hen consistantly laying double yokers?
     
  2. aimeeinwv

    aimeeinwv Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of our hens just started to lay this week and she also is laying some monsters! Poor girl!!! Everyone else is making pullet eggs.. and someone is even spitting out lil robin eggs. Not this girl, she's going alllll out!

    One was a double yolk, and one was a triple yolk!!!! We have been trying to pinpoint which one, but out of 12 it's been hard. We only have caught one on the nest and of course, they all have to sit in the same nests... even though we have plenty. [​IMG]
     
  3. Metanoia

    Metanoia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a couple of double yolkers early on, but now that has tapered off. I got a really small egg yesterday which surprised me as I thought our pullets were over the wierd egg size stage.

    The best way to identify your girl is to spend a LOT of time with them. THen you can see who lays what egg. One or two of our girls lay eggs that we can tell apart from the others. Gladys always lays an egg that looks like it has pores or brown spots, so we know her eggs for example. One girl always lays a slightly speckled egg too which I think is Hazel, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
  4. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    One of my Black Stars has laid a couple Ginormous eggs that turned out to have double yolks. She was first to lay so her eggs are a bit larger than the rest.

    My girls are still young - just over 6mos - so I expect they haven't settled to their "usual" output yet.

    I can tell the Delawares' eggs from the Black Stars - Dels' eggs are lighter brown.
    And the Houdan lays a white egg, so I can tell when she's slacking [​IMG]
     
  5. djackjr

    djackjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    every other day I am getting one double yoker. THey just started laying a couple of weeks ago and heard this is normal till they mature some.
     
  6. ke_ben

    ke_ben Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Red Stars, other red sex-links, and one EE lay eggs that are too big for the large egg cartons. The Red Stars I can barely shut the jumbo cartons on, but all are single yolks. My newly laying purebred hen eggs are nearly as big.
     

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