Double yolk eggs question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pochovilla, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. pochovilla

    pochovilla New Egg

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    Hello everybody - My chooks have recently started laying eggs and one of them (not sure which), is consistently laying eggs w/ double yolks inside. You can tell they're gonna be double yolked due to their length. Though I don't believe there's anything wrong, I was curious to know why a chicken would consistently do this....?
     
  2. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of our hens just started laying eggs too (both EE's) and one of them has laid 2 double yolkers out of about 12 eggs total. I was wondering the same thing...is this normal in a new layer or with certain breeds?
     
  3. Kait27

    Kait27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More common in some breeds than others, and more common in new layers... willing to bet it will gradually drop off to single-yolks as they become more regular.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Usually new layers.

    It will slow down and stop in a few months.
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New layers and those coming off their first molt seem to be the most common. For some reason there are always one or two in a flock that do this fairly regularly.
     
  6. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mostly new layers but I love em soon I won't be finding as many. I've had several triples those eggs are really big enjoy them while you get em my neighbor calls them lucky eggs why I dunno
     
  7. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Often the immature, start up reproductive system spits out more than one ova (forms the yolk) per cycle. Then if both ova end up close enough together in the tubes both yolks end up in the same shell.
     

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