Double Yolker Today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ParadiseChickens, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. ParadiseChickens

    ParadiseChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have only been laying about a month. I have 8 altogether, hatched the first week of March and only 4 of them have begun to lay. And by golly, I got a double yolker. I am a first time chicken owner and I assume that is a good thing. Can you educate me more on it, like is that unusual to be laying double yolks early like that, is it painful or even worse dangerous?
     
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  2. m_shuman

    m_shuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Early on they will lay double yokers while their egg making system gets on track. I had one girl lay 3 double yolkers 3 days in a row.

    ETA: I don't know if it is painful but it isn't dangerous again just their little bodies figuring things out.
     
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  3. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting a double yolker pullet egg every-other day. It comes from a dom. pullet. My husband calls here the "funny chicken" (double joker) [​IMG] .

    It happens with pullets sometimes.
     
  4. pipsmom

    pipsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I got one today too! My BA has only been laying for a week or so and this egg was only a tiny bit bigger than her other ones. Still on the small side. I was surprised when I cracked it open for breakfast this morning and there were two small yolks in it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Jamchick31

    Jamchick31 New Egg

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    I also picked up an extra large egg last week and was wondering the same thing if its was painful. I have never seen one so big from keeping chickens from 2008. I suspected it was a double yolker and it sure was, I just had it for breakfast.
     

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