Double Yolk eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dodgersmomma, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I know they say that twin eggs are rare but I just wanted to say, one of my hens has had 2 twin yolks and my other hen had a triple yolk. I know, you probably think im lying but im not. I have a double yolk in my incubator right now. It is a VERY large egg and both chicks are making progress. Do you think it will hatch? it is easily twice the size of the other eggs in the incubator so im not worried about space, im just worried about air.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Double yoke eggs are really not that rare. I've never had a triple yoker but I've heard the record was 9 yolks in one egg! As for incubating them, although chicks often develop, it is rare that they are able to both hatch and I've never heard of them hatching without assistance.
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Double yolk eggs are not rare at all. What is extremely rare is having a successful hatch, from what I've read.
     
  4. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, well that is just what I was told.
     
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is an excellent video on youtube for assitance in hatching a double chick egg. It is not likely to hatch without your help...
     
  6. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:This video is REALLY helpfull. Im just afraid of stabbing the babies...
     
  7. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    This is a really good video except the KNIFE, I would use something less dangerous like twizzers. AAAAHHHHEEEEE..... twizzers would do the job just as well.....
     
  8. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most yolks ever inside an egg are 9.Yeah 9!Thats the record.

    Double yolkers are not rare I had a hen that was laying only double yolkers for two weeks.Everyday a double yolker.And that is not good.

    Good luck in incubating it.Chances are that none will hatch or one of them will.Its super rare to get both of them.

    Good Luck!
     

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