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Double Yolk Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gobbler, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Gobbler

    Gobbler Hatching

    Dec 21, 2007
    Near Topeka, KS
    We have about 33 chickens of various breeds that started laying (finally) on Jan 1st. We are up to 19 eggs on some days. We seem to get quite a few eggs that have double yolks, even some of the really small ones. While I remember when I was a kid, my Grandfather loved to get them (2X yolks) I was wondering if some breeds are more prone to them or will they "grow" out of it. Just curious.

  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    A lot of your production birds will lay double yolkers for a few weeks, when they first start laying. RIR, Barred Rocks....the ones you buy from hatcheries.
  3. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    I was told by the owner of Dixiebirds.com that the Ameraucana pullet he gave me for free should lay plenty of double-yolked blue-green eggs. She still has to age about seven weeks before laying age however, so I can't verify this info until then.
  4. SillyChick

    SillyChick Songster

    Dec 15, 2007
    Good for you! [​IMG] My favorite part of an egg is the yolk! I wish my RIR's would give me a double-yolk........ Glad to hear that they are laying! Enjoy!

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