Double Yolk Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spowell, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How common is it to get double yolk eggs? My friend has a Rhode Island Red hen that lays a couple a week. [​IMG] Is that normal?
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It usually does not happen often, but it can happen .
    its not un-normal. if it happened every day, then i would be worring. [​IMG]
    there pretty cool eggs.
     
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  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    First off, Golden Sparrow... I love your avi... Just saying.

    Second, the eggs... I have one hen who has the most tendency in my flock.. Out of the 5 double yolked eggs I have received, all 5 were laid by my Black Australorp. So... I dunno. I have had her a little under a year, I think... So not that often really.. [​IMG]
     
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  4. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CCourson Wrote
    First off, Golden Sparrow... I love your avi... Just saying.

    Second, the eggs... I have one hen who has the most tendency in my flock.. Out of the 5 double yolked eggs I have received, all 5 were laid by my Black Australorp. So... I dunno. I have had her a little under a year, I think... So not that often really..

    Aww thanks, I like your Avi too. [​IMG]
    and my gosh 5 double yokers!!!! what a hen!​
     
  5. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When pullets start to lay they tend to have the most double yolks for the first year. Its more common in young birds
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Since you put your question in the incubating and hatching section, they aren't a good choice for incubating. There's not enough room inside the shell for 2 chicks to develop.
     

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