Double yolkers

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crj, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this is normal or if anyone else has a duck like this, but, I have an Indian Runner duck (F&W) that lays nothing but double yolk eggs. The egg isn't super large but it is larger then the other eggs. At first I thought it was a small pekin egg but when I cracked them open that was not the case. Does this happen often? The duck is not even a year old.
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had this happen with my runners but I have with one of my chickens, on occassion. Its obvious because of the size. I know in chickens it isn't a big deal so I wouldn't think that it would be in ducks. As I was told when I asked this about my chicken, its an extra surprise for your skillet.
     
  3. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is strange. I really thought I had a pekin that was going to be a girl and thought maybe she had started laying. Not the case, turns out both pekins are males [​IMG] I didn't figure it out until I cracked open the eggs. Every single egg is a double yolk egg. I have 4 female runners and I find it weird that one has twins everyday.
     
  4. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young ducks quite often lay double yolkers. One thing that pushed double yolkers is the protein content in their diet. Keep their protein intake at 16% or even go down to 13% for a while.
     

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