double yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tomboy-125, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Tomboy-125

    Tomboy-125 New Egg

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    My first chicken started laying eggs last week (I have one other hen who is not laying yet and am planning to maybe get a few more hens in a few weeks). She has laid 3 in 9 days, and all 3 have been double yolked. I would eventually like to hatch some eggs but I've heard that there isn't a very good chance for the chicks. The hen is a Rhode Island Red, is this common and will she always lay double yolks?
     
  2. txmel

    txmel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wish i could have a better answer for you but all i can tell you is that when mine first started to lay she would lay double yolks more often but now that she is more into a pattern she doesnt lay them hardly at all. hope this is of some help [​IMG]
     
  3. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it seems like lots of times new layers will lay double yolks a lot, but then as their bodies mature more, they stop, or do it much less frequently. So if you wait a bit, she should lay more singles. At least that is what I've gathered from others here [​IMG]
     
  4. Tomboy-125

    Tomboy-125 New Egg

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    Thanks! That is very helpful and a relief. We had these eggs for breakfast this morning and we can see the rings where the roosters are doing their jobs. I suppose we'll just have to make sure we eat these before they develop into something.
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I have an EE hen that started laying a little over a month ago. For the past 2 weeks she's consistenly laid nothing but double yolk eggs. They are HUGE! I can't figure out why either. When she first reached POL she was laying tiny pullet eggs. For whatever reason it's like her egg production kicked into overdrive. Now I'm literally getting a double yolk egg everyday! I kind of hope it keeps up, it makes for an interesting addition to the dozens that I sell. Folks have been amazed at the giant eggs!
     

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