Double yolk eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by countrygirl345, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. countrygirl345

    countrygirl345 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do double yolk eggs hatch two chicks? I was considering trying to hatch one.
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they can!
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    I've heard that most double yolkers have problems hatching if they even survive incubation.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Incubating and hatching double yolk eggs is not recommended. It is very rare that they get to the end of the incubation period and if they do they are not able to hatch themselves as there is not enough room in the egg for them to turn to be able to hatch. Also if they do get to that point one chick or both chicks are more than likely to be weak and unable to survive the hatch or very long after hatch. This is the reason why I would not incubate a double yolk I couldn't watch the chicks suffer after hatching and then die.
     
  4. countrygirl345

    countrygirl345 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats too bad. I was worried it didnt work well.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - most hatchers consider it irresponsible to intentionally set out to set/hatch a double yolked egg.
     
  6. countrygirl345

    countrygirl345 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I asked then
     

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