Double-yolker in the incubator- 1 chick, 1 yolk inside! Help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GeeVee, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. GeeVee

    GeeVee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there-

    I am incubating some chicken eggs, and I have 1 double-yolker. I believe only 1 embryo is developing inside, which means there is an extra yolk in there.

    I have found plenty of info about 2 chicks in 1 egg, but I would like some advice on helping 1 chick hatch out of an egg with an extra yolk. Can it choke if the yolk bursts? Should I do anything special for this chick to give it a better chance of survival?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I think it should hatch fine but I don't know for sure [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  3. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far along are you (er, the egg)? I have a double that should hatch this coming week (staggered hatch, I'd have to go peek in the 'bator to see which day for certain.)
    Ours is a double-sized egg from one of our new layers. I'm certain there is only one embryo, but never really saw the other yolk during candling... just knew the egg was built for two. At lockdown there was still a lot of wiggle room in the egg.
    [​IMG] Here's hoping both of our double-wides hatch. [​IMG]
     
  4. GeeVee

    GeeVee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys-
    Today is day 18, and I dont see the other yolk anymore, but probably just because the chick is so big!
    Glad to hear someone else is having the same experience, good luck!
     
  5. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You, too!
    [​IMG]
     

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