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Double yolk eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shmccarthy, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lets see pictures of any double yolk eggs you got! I got my first one today.
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  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! thats a huge egg! Did you already crack it open? It could have more than one yolk!
     
  3. SSAcres

    SSAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first double yorker! :)
     
  5. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cracked mine open today and the yolks were conjoined. I found it pretty interesting
     
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  6. If your chickens are just starting to lay eggs, then a double yolker is pretty common every now and then. but, if they aren't new layers or if this continues for a while, then that means your chickens are eating[​IMG][​IMG] TOO MUCH. This is very unhealthy for the chicken, and can kill them, so if this continues start feeding them less. don't starve them, just put them on a diet.[​IMG]
     
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  7. yep. It might even be a triple yolker, which is not cool. The world record for the most yolks in an egg are 9 YOLKS!!!!!
     
  8. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good idea, they're a year old but I'll cut back on their food a bit.
     
  9. ok that's a good idea. some of my chickens were laying double yolkers at first but we cut back a little on their food and it stopped. They are 11 months old now and no more double yolkers yet!![​IMG] How many chickens do you have? I have 4 chickens and give them 5-6 cups of food per day. I feed them in the morning and in the late afternoon or evening. you might want to base how often you feed them and what you feed them. I just use standard pullet feed with all the protein and nutrients a healthy pullet needs. see if you can find an article or forum about different foods and how much of it you should give them daily. I know they're somewhere on BYC.[​IMG]
     
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  10. SSAcres

    SSAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's some of our jumbo sized eggs. Double and triple yolkers.

    Our first egg, a month ago yesterday. Double yolk

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    Another double.
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    Triple yolker
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    One I got this morning. Pretty sure it's a triple. It had been awhile since we'd gotten a big one so I compared w/ a normal sized egg I also got this morning. The color seems to vary from pink to brown and all shades in between. This egg looks even bigger than the triple above. Hmmm. Our pullets are 6 1/2 months old.

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