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Double Yolkers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KBUGS, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. KBUGS

    KBUGS Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I have 2 chickens who have each layed three double yolkers each in the 2 weeks they have been laying. Do you think it's just newbie laying issues or something that might continue? I hope it continues, but have read it can happen a lot when they first start.
     
  2. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got 10 out of 11 double yolks...
    Have been told that is what happens when they first start laying...
    Also have heard of triple yolks...
    I am just hoping it is something that they will continue to do...
     
  3. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    It usually just happens with the newbys. What happens is the first egg is to slow and before the shell can produce on the first egg a second egg comes and they are both covered with the same shell.[​IMG]
     
  4. Our silver spangled Hamburg hen has laid a doulbe yolk every egg.
     
  5. KBUGS

    KBUGS Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I figure, is that will stop. Didn't know if some chickens were just natural doublers.
     
  6. KBUGS

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    Oh, wow. Well, I guess I will just get to see. I'm so chicken and egg obsessed right now. I love it! Others think I'm crazy. LOL
     
  7. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Us to but we don't care... They bring so much joy to us we don't care what others think...
     
  8. ELauraD

    ELauraD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been getting double yolks from my barred rock for the last six mornings :) She is the only one of twelve laying~ I can't wait to go out and find half a dozen...
     

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