double yolks, is this normal?

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

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 26, 2008
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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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