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Double yolk eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Julia-Rose, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Julia-Rose

    Julia-Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    Today while driving, I saw several double yolk egg selling farmers!
    I was wondering, is there a specific thing to feed my hens to make them lay double or multiple yolks???
    Help would be awesome!
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I haven't heard of anything you can feed your chickens to get them to lay double yolk eggs. I just got my first double yolker last week. It was out of a hen that was over a year old. It was totally a surprise.
     
  3. Julia-Rose

    Julia-Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Well I've heard that birds with a near perfect diet produce double yolkers?????
    Thanks for the welcome, but I'm an old member returning [​IMG]
     
  4. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

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    Double yolker's isn't associated with what you feed them its just a glitch in the egg laying system causing them to sometimes release 2 yolks instead of one. Sometimes one hen will randomly lay double yolker's, sometimes they will just do it once, as it is a really just a glitch in the system. [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Quote:Well I've heard that birds with a near perfect diet produce double yolkers?????
    Thanks for the welcome, but I'm an old member returning [​IMG]

    Welcome back:)
    My layers started with pullet eggs, then laid a few huge double yolkers before settling down to normal eggs.
     
  6. Julia-Rose

    Julia-Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Well I've heard that birds with a near perfect diet produce double yolkers?????
    Thanks for the welcome, but I'm an old member returning [​IMG]

    Welcome back:)
    My layers started with pullet eggs, then laid a few huge double yolkers before settling down to normal eggs.

    Thanks [​IMG]
    Oh alright, explains why my new ones just laid double yolkers and stopped.
     
  7. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that some Amish raise chickens that lay double-yolkers all the time. I know it can be random but there are some hens who will lay doubles consistently.
     
  8. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:It's more likely that they have a very large egg business.

    We keep 2500 layers here and produce for an organic co-op. We take the largest of the eggs, Jumbos and Super Jumbos, and sell them direct from the farm. Almost all of them are double-yolkers although they are still just a small portion of our total production.
     
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  9. chicken_chik

    chicken_chik Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that laid a double yolker every other day for about a month. It seems her system is finding a rhythm cuz I haven't had one for about a week now. I looked forward to getting twice the gold in one shell...but glad her system is functioning "normally" now.

    UPDATE: She's back to laying double yokers this week! Love it!!

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    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011
  10. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my girls lay double yolkers @ first...Then they get going into a normal rhythm. A childhood friend had a commercial chicken farm and would candle to find doubles,,, then sell them for twice the price
     

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