double yolk question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lowry075, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We broke open a huge egg my brahma laid, to discover it was a doubler yolker![​IMG]

    If it had been fertilized, would the chicks have made it? This may sound like a really dumb question, but I wondered how two developing chicks could ever fit into one egg...even a large one. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    There is at least one documented case of a double yolker hatching... with help.... two double yolkers were incubated, only 3 chicks lived.
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    there is a video on yotube of some one helping hatch a double yolker and they got both chicks out and alive
     

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