Double yolk eggs?

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

  1. I would start feeding them a little less and just wait. If you keep on getting double yolkers after 3 weeks, start giving them a little less food. continue and be patient untill your chickens are laying almost all single yolkers. about 1 double yoker every 1-2 months is OK.
     
  2. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pretty dog, Great Dane? I have one that looks like that :)
     
  3. oh, at first I thought your were talking about my four chickens in my avatar pic.[​IMG]
     
  4. SSAcres

    SSAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, thanks. Blue eyed Harlequin. He'll be 7 this summer and isn't slowing down any. He plays like a puppy w/ our 6 month old GSD pup. They are best buddies.

    Here's a better pic of Boo.


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  5. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww what a cutie
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    This is my Maggie, she thinks she's the queen of the house and she's got one blue one half brown half blue eye, she'll be 7 in June![​IMG]
    Her nickname is cow hehe
     
  6. SSAcres

    SSAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty girl! Love her nickname. :)
     
  7. Sallysec

    Sallysec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be cutting back on feed even for brand new pullets? I have gotten 6 double yolkers in the past few weeks. I believe three of those are from the same girl if not five of them. 1 I know was from a different hen because it was green. I always leave the feeder out there and never thought about taking away the food. I wondered if the double yolks just were more prone to specific breeds etc?
     
  8. Sallysec

    Sallysec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] first double yolk

    [​IMG]three more, one is a darker shade so I kind of thought it was from someone else...

    [​IMG]2 more, 1 obviously green and from someone else.
     
  9. Polly215

    Polly215 Just Hatched

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    All the info on "Double yolk eggs" has been very helpful. When I was a child, we had Rhode Island Reds and was told that if a hen lays a double yolk egg she will every time..... but over feeding makes much more sense!
     
  10. yeah expect double yolkers at first, but if they are consistent then cut back on their feed a tidbit
     

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