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

  1. Crickett

    Crickett Songster

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    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

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    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 Songster

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    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 Songster

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    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 Songster

    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 Crowing

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    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!◊

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    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 Songster

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    most of the time double yolks will only hatch one chick or die
     
  9. bock

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    It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE for them to hatch, it is sort of cruel, actually!!! [​IMG]
     

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