double yolks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crickett, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    A friend of mine put some eggs in the 'bator that she got from her father. They are double yolkers. Does that mean she will have twins from each egg? [​IMG]
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    It's possible, there have been a few BYC members who have hatched double yokers. I liked the one where they were totally different looking chicks out of the same egg. good luck, They will need help though, from what I have seen.
  3. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    southwest Virginia
    means she will probably have rotten eggs i dont know about others experience on here but none of my double yokes have ever hatched
  4. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    D'you mean help getting out of the egg? I'm a total NooB, so maybe I'm asking stupid questions.[​IMG]
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have set a ton of double yolkers and they die at about day 9. I do have one in the bator that looks good.
    It is very possible that both yolks are not fertitle. I have cracked open some that only 1 yolk is fertitle.

    When it comes to hatch time since there is so little room in the eggs they had a VERY hard time pipping and zipping so you have to steo in and help.
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    I've got one double yolker in now that only one appears to be developing. I've another that is just odd and due the end of the week - we'll see.

    They need help out if they're going to get out if both embryos develop.

    Most of the time either one or both chicks fail to develop properly.

    They're a gamble but I find them interesting so I do incubate them.

    Good luck.
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    it's possible, but it takes patience and a lot of work. It is also pretty rare. Someone on here has done it, and the 2 twins are still alive today I think. It has been tried, but it's rare if they even hatch alive, but they usually don't live after they hatch. But it's not impossible! [​IMG]
  8. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    dayton, Virginia
    most of the time double yolks will only hatch one chick or die
  9. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE for them to hatch, it is sort of cruel, actually!!! [​IMG]

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