Double Yolkers- Should I attempt to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by monarc23, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Just as the subject says. I bought 2 dozen Golden Comet hatching eggs today, as well as a dozen RIR I was going to offer for sale. The RIR batch has 2 eggs that are obvious double yolkers (huge and heavy). I've seen sucess with hatching doubles on here, and i've seen even MORE non-sucessful hatches. I'm considering taking atleast one of the double yolkers and attempting to hatch it myself and giving someone a suprise (well they'll know about it so it wont be a suprise lol) golden comet egg or two.

    SO! Should I try it? If so, what are the special precautions I should take during the end of the hatching? When should I assist (since it seems to me that you almost need to atleast help some). I've assisted many hatches before but never a double yolker.

    If I do it, I want to attempt to do it the way it HAS worked for others so any information you can give me would be wonderful! [​IMG] The breeder I'm purchasing and distributing them from gets many double yolkers from her RIRs.

    *the two in the middle*
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    Niki
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    The double yolker on the right I just put in the bator! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Good luck. Keep us updated... Remember,you'll have to help at least one of them get out if it's to be a success.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Yeppers, it's going to be stressful at that point but im up for it. [​IMG] Would be cute to have twins.
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    Good luck Niki! I have no doubt that you can do it. Will cross my fingers for ya!!
     
  6. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    Good luck on your twins! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    good luck!..i'd try to hatch ALL the double yolkers...ya never know...sending you my best wishes!...[​IMG].....[​IMG]<<praying to the hatching gods!....
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    [​IMG]

    thanks guys, the one double yolker is going to be sent out to another BYCer, so it's just one im going to try this time. Any future doubles I'll put my greedy paws on and im sure i'll try to hatch them as well. [​IMG] 21 days can't get here fast enough!
     
  9. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you should try it, what do you have to lose besides dont you want to be the few that have hatched them good luck !! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:thanks and you're right! LOL!
     

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