Double yolk eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cdb1949, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. cdb1949

    cdb1949 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today we found a double yolk egg from one of our girls. My question is, if the hen goes broody and hatches this egg, I am assuming there would be just 1 chick. Is there ever 2,????
    ConnieB
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  2. Bobaroni

    Bobaroni Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess it could have twins if both yolks were fertilized but I really doubt an egg like that would ever hatch, Two embryos competing inside one egg would be a problem, I think.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Go on Youtube and search double yolk egg hatching or two chicks hatch from same egg, something along those lines. It CAN and HAS happened, and you can watch it on video :) That's certainly no guarantee that yours will, but you never know if you never try! Good luck!
    Nikki
     

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