Double Yolker In Bator! Will It Survive? Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickLover98, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
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    I am incubating one egg as an eggsperiment (See my other thread) and I know it is a double yolker! I am in day 6 and only found out about the double yolk yesterday! Will both chicks survive or will one die and one develope? My worst fear is that one will come out deformed or with extra limbs. HELP!!!!!
     
  2. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok...I found the recently thread and bumped it for you. It says "Unexpected surprise". [​IMG] Hope this helps... you could PM the OP for help.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    In your other thread you say you won't do a first candling until Wed. So how do you KNOW it's a double yolker? Any hints for us on how to tell?
     
  4. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    I know that it is double cause the first large egg that size laid by my hen was a double yolker and then she laid this one and thinking that they were full sized eggs, I put it in the bator. Then I was confused because she started laying small eggs again. I decided to crack the first big one and it was a double yolker, therefore meaning that the one in the bator is also. Hope that helps!
     
  5. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doubles dont often hatch w/out help because it to packed in there
     
  6. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    How much should I help when the time comes and when should I help?
     
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  7. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im going to consult my expert
     
  8. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    srtiels;228196 :

    With potential twin eggs there are 2 outcomes. It could have a slow transit and the yolk could have picked up 2 sperm, thus a shared yolk. In this case the chances of a sucessful hatch are 5%, unless careful monitoring and assisting, and then it is tricky. Or it could be a double yolk, which again both yolks are fertilezed, and chances of a successful hatch are very good.




    When candling it is hard to see. Freshly layed eggs would candle with a mostly yellow and little clear areas. At about 5 days into incubation, and if dark eyed birds the eye is tiny but visible and in candling, if twins 2 tiny spots would be seen.

    http://justcockatiels.weebly.com/assist-hatches.html

    note this is for cockatiel eggs but same prissible, she is a goodess in all thing going wrong with eggs and babys
    so lick candling would be 7 days and such​
     
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  9. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    It's "country" people that always told me this... but they say not to try to hatch double yolkers because they may hatch out as siamese twins.
     

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