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double yokes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pimpdaddywrinkles, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. pimpdaddywrinkles

    pimpdaddywrinkles In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2008
    Hello All,

    I have a hen who will lay 5 or 6 double in a row. They are HUGE!

    is this normal?

    I have 3 sex link hens and a huge handsome stranger roster that all seem to get along well and seem happy. but the double yoke thing has me wondering is this normal.

    I feed them layer crumbs, flax seed (I understand that flax makes the eggs omega3) and a bit of scratch all bought from a excellent co-op in Clairmont Ontario.

  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Depending on the individual bird, it can be very normal for them to lay double-yolked eggs. It's just like a human female ovulating 2 eggs at once = twins. Just in chickens it all gets packaged into the same egg!
  3. sweetcorn

    sweetcorn Songster

    Sep 2, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    We used to have one banty that often laid double yolkers , in a banty tho , its not so huge . You could always tell the doubles because they were much longer but still small in diameter like a banty egg . Double goodness !
  4. pimpdaddywrinkles

    pimpdaddywrinkles In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2008

    I had a feeling that was the case, but buying my eggs for 40+ years I had not seen that many dbbl yokes and thought is was a rare exception.

    I noticed today that I may have a dbbl yoke (Larger than normal but not as large as it has been) but there is scoring on the egg. I'm guessing that it's just different hens have shapes and different you know, what ja ma jiggys.

    Right? Eh?

    I have had the birds for a few months and hatched one chick 3 weeks ago, Yep I'm a newbie.

    I'm actually an American in Canada.

    Thanks again.

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