Double Yolks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlover456, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard a lot about double-yolks, especially from Rhode Island Reds. My questions is: If incubated, would TWO chicks develop? Would it be like twins? Just curiousity driving this question. [​IMG]
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it has been done before, but if you do it, remember that they could both die. but yes, you can have twins
     
  3. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Siamese?? That would be interesting...
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've never seen a siamese. I've never ever seen one dead that developed that way.
     
  5. campbellhatchery

    campbellhatchery Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The chance of survivability is VERY very low. You are better off eating double yolks. If you do hatch a chick from a double yolk, that bird will also lay double yolks and isn't really useful as a breeding bird.
     
  6. mainchick

    mainchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my mother had a buff orpington that layed double yolks EVERY time she had an egg. For real. i haven't seen a double hatch from mine yet!!
     
  7. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am getting so many double yolkers from my hens and i put 2 in the bator on accident thinking they were just a little big but normal one yolkers but now i realize they are doubles. [​IMG]
     
  8. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a post here somewhere with pictures let me look!

    I didn't find it. It was a play by play as they hatched . It was riveting!
     
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  9. Nathan

    Nathan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some jumbo sized eggs with two dozen fertile Rhode Island Red eggs.

    I'd be happier if these were for eating. But as it is, double yolkers have lower hatchability *and* they don't fit very well in my Brower incubator racks even if they are not double yolkers. A seller of hatching eggs should probably cull those.

    I'll let you know what I find when I candle in a week.

    If I'm not mistaken, some hens lay double yolkers in the beginning but grow out of it.
     

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