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Double yolker!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kettle chickens, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. kettle chickens

    kettle chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all

    Is it normal to have a hen that consistently lays double yolk eggs. I have a blue belle that is approx 21 weeks only and only just started laying 4 out of the 6 eggs she has laid have had double yolks.

    Is this normal??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some will do that, especially in the spring, though it's unusual for them to keep doing it.
     
  3. kettle chickens

    kettle chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    They are huge too compared to the first 2 that she lay
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hopefully she can keep handling them, they must hurt.
     
  5. kettle chickens

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    Update to my original post, my bluebelle is still producing double yolk eggs every time... should I be worried???
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    There's nothing you can do about. If she keeps doing it she's probably stretched out enough that they aren't a problem for her.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Is the blue bell a high production bird?
    I had a production hybrid mix that laid a lot of double yolkers the first couple months.
     

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