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Double yokers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carpenter4, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. carpenter4

    carpenter4 New Egg

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    I am deciding on which breed of chickens to buy. I know i want a silkie just because i think its a beautiful bird,& a couple ee chickens. Which other breed will most likely lay double yoke eggs?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Double yolkers are whoopsies in the egg factory. Any bird that has just started laying can lay them. Once the bird's body adjusts to laying, you rarely ever get double yolk eggs. You cannot choose a breed to lay double yolkers.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012

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