Double yoke eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nic8407, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. nic8407

    nic8407 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone noticed what I have. I'm new to chickens, but I've noticed that at some point as each of my pullets start to lay eggs (not necessarily right away) they at least once lay an extra extra large egg that always has 2 yokes in it. It always looks like it musta hurt coming out! For my birds I think it only happens once for each one?? A curiosity I guess
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    It may happen only once to some birds but I have a hen who has layed jumbo eggs and double yolkers ever since she started two years ago!
     
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    i dont know if it is gene they carry or what but this white rock (big momma) layed nothin but double yolkers till she started to molt she aint layed one since
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  4. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a lot of double yolkers the first two months my chickens were laying but haven't gotten any since. Some were so huge... I really felt sorry for the girl who had to squeeze it out!
     
  5. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

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    I agree> When my pullets first started laying I got several double yokers but bave not gotten any since!
     

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