Double yolked every two days

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sean The IT Guy, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Sean The IT Guy

    Sean The IT Guy Out Of The Brooder

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    I got one for you. I have 4 white and 4 brown commercial laying crossbreed hens. They are around 19 weeks old and all 4 whites are laying 1 a day now. Only one brown is laying, and she's doing it fairly oddly.

    She has a single, extra large (63g+) egg every two days, and it's always double yolked.

    I'm sure she'll get sorted out in the days and weeks to come, but it's curious. It seems like she's putting twice as much material into each egg, but laying half as often, as her white flockmates.

    Anyone experience that?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I've heard of similar cases in new layers. Her body should start sorting things out soon.
     
  3. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can double yolked eggs be hatched?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They can be but most die during incubation
     

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