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double yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs. K, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    I have had chickens for about 3 years. Numerous failures, but am doing well now. My question is do some chickens lay more double yolkers?

    I have 4 res stars, a black one, a bared rock, and two buff orpintons. However, even though the buffs were the same age (I raised them) one hen was a lot bigger than the other hen, the smaller hen started laying about the same time the others did, but the big one, never did the egg squat, and I never found her in the nest. Just in the last week, she started doing the egg squat, nearly 2 1/2 months after her sisiter.

    The weird thing is, is that I have had 4 double yolk eggs since she started laying. Huge eggs that won't fit into an egg carton.

    these are the first double yolkers I have EVER had, and I really thought that they were a sporadic novelty, or a glich. But surely 4 of them in two weeks is kind of strange.

    Any ideas? Mrs.K

  2. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Songster

    May 26, 2009
    NE Ohio
    Someone on here told me that they will lay double yolkers when they first start and their bodies are getting used to laying. My EE lays double yolkers once in a while and she's only been laying for about 7wks.
  3. GraceAK

    GraceAK Songster

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    Buff Orps tend to lay more double yolkers from what I've heard. It may stop, it may not. Time will tell. Until then, that's awesome [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Had my first double yoker today. My hens just started laying about a month and a half ago. All white rocks, what a surprise and what a large egg, I get mostly medium speckled eggs,but one of the hens lays an extra large every day.

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