Double yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by streetglide, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. streetglide

    streetglide Out Of The Brooder

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    Just curious, what causes doubles? Gabby (Because she is!) was my first girl to lay. Friday after Thanksgiving. Her eggs have gotten progressively larger and are almost always double yolks, what causes this?
    I've got almost everyone on line now! There's 18 girls and I've been getting about a dozen a day.
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:That's not uncommon for new layers. Sometimes it takes a little while for them to get their egg-making machinery in smooth working order. Not to worry, they'll normalize soon.
    Congratulations on your new egg factory!
     
  3. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with the above response.

    All kinds of silly things happen when the hen first begins to lay. Sometimes you get those little marble-sized "Wingless" eggs. Sometimes twins. Often the eggs may be on the small size for a while.

    Just enjoy. Keep them safe.

    Geri
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I have yet to get a double yolk from this flock. I'm jealous.
     
  5. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our first one yesterday.
     
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My austrolorpe, Henwyn, didn't lay an egg for a day and on the second day, she laid an egg so big I couldn't close the carton lid! It was a double yolker. It seems that my girls lay enormous eggs regularly. An austrolorpe, 2 wyandottes and an Ameraucana are all laying, and they all seem larger than normal.
     
  7. streetglide

    streetglide Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My girls, all Autralorpes, have laid quite a few of the monster eggs! Gabby, the reason I asked the question about doubles in the first place is the ring leader! At least once a week she lays a "literally" double egg. Normal diameter but almost two eggs long, they are true twins, usually a double yolker is two small yolks. Doesn't seem to bother her and they are certainly conversation pieces! Several others have laid the same in the past few weeks.
    I'm new to this so to me every day is easter! In other words "It's still fun!"
     
  8. streetglide

    streetglide Out Of The Brooder

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    By the way, thank you for the replies!
    Happy New Year!
     
  9. Happycowdog

    Happycowdog Out Of The Brooder

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    I love those double-yolkers! You are very lucky!
     

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