Double yoke eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rebel yell, May 4, 2011.

  1. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    My two blue Orp. pullets have started laying & are laying double yoke eggs, will this stop ? or will it always be like that, the eggs are huge, & the pullets are about 8 months old, I was wanting to hatch some of them, but I dont think these will hatch, anybody ever had this to happen ?
    Last edited: May 4, 2011

  2. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    I have only had a couple double yolk eggs - odd that they continue to lay them - hopefully someone else can bring some experience !
  3. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Moreno Valley Ca
    Quote:You can hatch them but usually only one will survive. Sometimes 2 will, WoW your getting double olks from 8 month olds. Thats really cool.
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Large Double yolkers have a better chance of hatching than a more normal sized egg that is a double yolker I would think after my own experience- but either way its very rare. I had a double yolker duck egg that I set last year - one duckling started to pip- it was the " behind" one. I was hopeful at that stage - but just hours later that were both dead. The one in front had its head the wrong way and would never have made it out of the egg.

    Nothing wrong with trying it - just as long as you go in know what is most likely to happen. A lot of people may say is cruel- incubating them only to have then dire before hatching- but it happens so much with normal eggs as well- I just looked at it as an experiment I had to try once.
    Last edited: May 4, 2011
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    My 10 month old hen just laid a double yolker.

    Yes you can incubate them, but due to lack of space in the egg they very often develop nicely,

    but die right before hatching. Somtimes one will make it. Remember, theres only one air sac, and

    theres one chick in there that is going to have troubles getting to the air sac. Some have to help
    them out, and it's just alot of work, I guess. I'm experimenting with it, even though most don't
    recommend it, I am incubating one to see if it will develop, and see if it is actually a DY. [​IMG]

    Happy Hatching!

  6. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    These eggs are big, think Im going to put a couple of them in the bator.[​IMG]
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Young pullets often lay double yolkers for a few months. Then they start laying normal ones.

  8. laura877

    laura877 Songster

    Oct 18, 2011
    Attica, Mi
    I put a db yoker in the bator and it goes into lockdown on Monday. I have a problem though. Only one yolk was fertilized. So I have one chick growing and a yoke just in there floating around. Not sure what to do when its time to hatch as I don't see how the chick can pip that big shell and push itself out without breaking the other yolk and maybe drowning in it.

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