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DOUBLE YOLK EGGS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PARKBOY, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. PARKBOY

    PARKBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if there is one breed of chicken that lays double yolk eggs more than others? The reason I ask is a buddy of mines droped by 2 doz eggs and told me these were double yolked eggs. I thought he was full of it but boiled six of them and sure enough all six were double yolked. He doesnt know what kind of chicken layed them since he got them from someone else . Anyone have any idea?
     
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  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    any chickens can lay a double egg It really doesn't depend on the breed. But there are a few that are more likely to lay double yolks. The heavy breeds and Commercial breeds. Sometimes older hens will lay them also.
     
  3. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would also want to know a specific breed. Where i live i could sell them as 1 egg omeletsfor three times the cost! [​IMG]
     
  4. PARKBOY

    PARKBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im thinking that they may have come from one of the tyson farms that we have around here but they are huge and i want a steady supply of my own. [​IMG]
     
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  5. PARKBOY

    PARKBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for your help. I have found out that the eggs came from cobb chickens and i have now acquired some from the source. To bad there only 2 weeks old so now i have to wait to get my own double yolkers. (POUTING)
     
  6. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Hmm...

    Interesting. Those are some bad breeder birds if the females are laying double yolk eggs. The Cobb birds are bred for meat chicks...if they can't hatch the meat chicks...what's the point of having them?
     
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    my rir's laid a double yolk almost twice a week when they started but I dont think Ive had one in a couple weeks.
     
  8. tony30536

    tony30536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if thay came from a egg farm it would be easy to get a few doz. of them keep in mind that the growers around hear have 2 to 4 hen houses that are 40'x500' and thats a lot of eggs a day
     
  9. PARKBOY

    PARKBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly!!! Everyone of them arent double yolk they candle the eggs and take out the double yolks. Besides if they werent any good at laying how would they get more birds to raise?
     
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  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    My 2 white leghorns (bred as production birds) laid double yolkers a lot. They were excellent layers before the darned neighbor's dog killed them.
     

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