Double yolkers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bekabat, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. bekabat

    bekabat Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens started laying a few weeks ago and we're now getting 4 or 5 eggs a day (with more hens to mature yet). Although they're still small eggs (around 45 grams), without fail we'll get a double yolker each week (the last one weighed 77 grams). Is it common for chooks to lay double yolkers so regularly? Or is it maybe because they are skipping a day of laying?
     
  2. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's pretty common glitch in new layers, especially production breeds. I usually get them after a skipped day as well.
     
  3. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love double yolkers. Would be cool if there was a double yolker chicken breed out there.


    This is my biggest one yet. It's too bad they were not more common, but do seem like they are a bit hard on the hens when laying them.

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  4. JoshnAmiee

    JoshnAmiee Out Of The Brooder

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    I have always thought about incubating a double yolker to see if ya get twins, but by the time I got our incubator, they stopped with double yolkers :'(
     
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  5. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Twins! haha, that would be awesome![​IMG]
     
  6. JoshnAmiee

    JoshnAmiee Out Of The Brooder

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    After further research, here on BYC & abroad, it seems very difficult if not impossible for them to hatch without assistance... And even then they had bad luck. I still want to try though
     
  7. WildfireSmitty

    WildfireSmitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like I am going to get 2 chances at incubating double yolkers.
    Just found these 2 monsters in the coop today.
     
  8. JoshnAmiee

    JoshnAmiee Out Of The Brooder

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    Outstanding! Keep us posted
     

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