Double yolked eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wjallen05, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls laid a HUGE egg yesterday, I thought it might be a double yolker. I cracked it this morning and, sure enough! Two cute little yolks.

    Curious... has anyone ever hatched out a double yolked egg? Wouldn't it be a mutated chick? Are double yolkers usually rare?
     
  2. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a video, either here or on you tube of a woman helping a double yolker hatch, but I think for the most part, they dont do well.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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  4. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gotten 3 double yolked eggs, but never hatched them, from lack of a rooster. I guess they would probably be twins.
     
  5. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We call one of our Buff Orps "Miss Jumbo" because she'll lay a jumbo egg a couple times a week, and their nearly always double-yolkers.

    It's possible for one to hatch, but not really probable that you would get two chicks from it... One would prob'ly end up dying as the other out grew it.
     

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