Double Yolk

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by iluvpeeps, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can I tell if one of the eggs that one of my hens is hatching a double yolk. She's been sitting on them long enough to see if there's anything inside when you candle them and one I thinl could be a double yolk. Anybody know to confirm it?
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I think if you candle it you can see one or two yokes. I am not to the point of incubating/broody eggs yet, so take my advice with a grain of salt.
     
  3. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to see two distinct yolks ... or two embryos. Often the egg will be bigger than normal.
     
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  4. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks. I saw something in one of my eggs so I wondered if it was a vein or a separation space between 2 yolks. Do the veins mean anything bad because I haven't seen them in any of my other eggs?
     
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