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Double Yolk = Twin Chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kudzu vine, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a friend that has a white leghorn that lays really large eggs, which have double yolks. So my question is this - as a fertile egg, will it hatch and will there be one or two chicks? Just wondered! Thanks.....Janet
     
  2. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible to incubate it and get two chicks.. but they will have difficulty hatching (often needed assistance) and you may loose one or both chicks in the process.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 2 Rarely do such eggs hatch naturally.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  5. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there is a video on youtube where a lady got a double yolker... you know what ill just post it...


    She says both chicks survived and 1 was a rooo and one was a hen
     

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