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Double yoke eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by securityforall, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. securityforall

    securityforall Hatching

    Apr 23, 2010
    I am new to raising chickens. My birds have only begun to lay eggs on a regular basis. Oddly enough I have collected two double yoke eggs in the last three weeks. Since they were both laid in the same spot, I was wondering how often this happens and is it dangerous to the chicken.

  2. Crabella

    Crabella Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Inland Pacific NW
    [​IMG] I had a couple pullets that did that when they first started laying. I would get one or two a week. After six weeks or so, they are all laying nice large/ex large eggs. I think they are just working the kinks out of their system.
  3. ChickensRCool

    ChickensRCool Chirping

    Nov 8, 2009
    I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure it is not dangerous to the chicken. Some lay double yokers as their bodies adjust to laying. I've heard that it is a good sign that it is a very healthy chicken. And, I've had one to two chickens that just consistently layed double yolkers. [​IMG]
  4. The double yokers are common among pullets. There is nothing bad about a double yoker. Once in a while an older laying hen will drop a double yoker as well. Nothing to worry about. The double youker seems to be prized by many. EAT ON!
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I have a Khaki Campbell duck that has recently started laying double yolkers after taking the summer off from laying. It is not great for a bird to lay double yolkers because they are usually much larger than a standard egg, but it is also usually a rare occurrence (although not always- some birds lay them regularly). It is really not great for hatching, though. Twins don't do that well in the bird kingdom. Since your bird is new to this whole laying thing, I'd say she's just working out the kinks in the plumbing.

    Good luck with her.
  6. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    Our Rocks are still giving us 2x yolkers although they are getting to be fewer. They have been laying about 7-8 wks now. Egg size is getting more consistant also.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  7. Bantam Queen 6

    Bantam Queen 6 In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2010
    my first egg was a double yolker, layed by a barred rock after a dog attack. could've been stress. she lived to be nine so should be fine.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010

  8. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Quote:Only 2? My 4 red sex links produce an average of one a day since they started laying 3 weeks ago. Don't know if it is one bird that is doing this or all of them, one day at a time, but either way it doesn't seem to be effecting them one way or the other. Don't worry about it--apparently the ovi are coming faster that they can cover them with a shell.

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