Double yolks, what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bokbok, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok Out Of The Brooder

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    The girls are randomly giving me double yolks every few days, they are huge eggs! What does this mean? Too much of a certain thing, not enough of another? Are they combining two days worth of eggs together to form this massive bullet looking thing? Is it bad, or reasonable?
     
  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    My mother used to regard them as good omens; but I found them to be good omletts. Eat them.

    Rufus
     
  3. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twins
     
  4. momoftwinsinwi

    momoftwinsinwi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bubba, that's funny!!! Instead of calling my boys the "twin towers" I'll have to use "double yokers" also!!! LOL
     
  5. Julie in Al

    Julie in Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, as Egh said , sometimes it is hereditary. I had a buff Orp that was banded when I bought her because she layed double yolkers. Her offspring have done the same.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Bake a cake with them!
     
  7. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Means it would've been twins, from what I've ever heard.

    Just out of curiousity...has there ever been a triple yolker (not you personally...just generally?)
     
  8. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Quote:Great answer! I consider them double-yummy!
     
  9. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girls that just started laying will often take some time to get into their production cycle, and they will often lay double yolkers.

    I'm curious to see if our Ameracauna pullets will. [​IMG] Our gold sex links did for a few weeks.
     
  10. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    So far, my ameraucana/easter egger has given us two double yolkers! She started laying about two weeks ago and is pretty regularly giving us an egg a day!
     

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