double yolk question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ams3651, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    my girl has only been laying about 2 weeks or so. This morning I was making eggs for my son and had 2 double yolkers. But one of them, the yolks were attached to each other. Kind of like conjoined. It kind of creeped me out so I threw that one out but my question is was there really anything wrong with it like that?
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    Nothing wrong with it for eating-double treat! Bad idea to hatch cause that will give you stuck together babies unlike a normal double yolk which just makes hatches very hard.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    About a third of our eggs are double yolks, at this time. I treasure them! Had a triple-yolker from a huge girl during her first week of laying. I've been told that until pullets settle into a pattern to expect a larger percentage of those- ovulation and shell formation takes some coordination!
     

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