double yolks, is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LindsayB, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    My black star hen starting laying eggs about a month ago and she has pretty much given me an egg a day. This past week she has been laying giant, double-yolk eggs. I mean they are huge! Its actually really cool, but I was just wondering if this is normal? And is this healthy for her body?
  2. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    I would say it's normal for her breed. (I am what I would call new to chickens) I know when I buy my fresh eggs from the farm down the road the RIRs and the black sex links seems to lay a lot of double yolkers. I can't wait for my chickens to be old enough to lay.
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I think it's fairly normal for that breed. Tell her to be thankful she wasn't born a Kiwi bird. Now that is a HUGE egg for such a little bird. [​IMG]

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