Double yoke eggs

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

  1. securityforall

    securityforall New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  7. Bantam Queen 6

    Bantam Queen 6 Out Of The Brooder

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    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]
     
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  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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