double yolk egg!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maddy14, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. maddy14

    maddy14 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a double yolk egg that was supposed to hatch today (21 days) and it didnt hatch, i know they can be late sometimes though. i candled it and the whole inside was black, i couldnt see a thing. i dont know if it will hatch or not. what should i do??[​IMG]
     
  2. matlock585

    matlock585 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say just leave the egg alone till day 23 or more, then do a float test on it. There is tons of information in these forum threads for you to see. Happy chickening!
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  3. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    double yolkers are notorious for not having successful hatches. i've only tried one myself, and they formed perfectly but were unable to pip. =/ not to be all doom and gloom on you, but, that's the reality. you might be one of the lucky ones though, so, don't give up, and do a search on here for helping double yolkers hatch... there's at least one member on here who helped successfully hatch a pair, and she got the process on video as well [​IMG]
     
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    matlock585 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. maddy14

    maddy14 Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you do a float test?
     

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