Double Yolks!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RoosterRidge, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    Dry Fork, Va.
    Just broke down and started eating our girls eggs...
    It was very tough for me to crack the first one...
    I know it sounds crazy...[​IMG]
    Anyhow 10 out of the 11 I cracked were double yolked...
    Is this normal for one hen to lay that many with double yolks...
    They were all from the same RSL...
    She has been laying since 12 weeks old...
  2. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2011
    Sounds like you need to buy a lotto ticket. When I got my first double yolk I checked the girls for damages.
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Often, when a hen first starts laying, especially your RSL breeds, they will lay double yolkers. That's really exceptional to have so many though, I think. I have several hens, and I get some really huge, double yolkers, but not that many!

    You're lucky!
  4. WildBillHicks

    WildBillHicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2011
    Durham, North Carolina
    I found one the other day. My sister says she got 4 from us the other week.

  5. lsualumna

    lsualumna Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 28, 2011
    I'm a newbie to this chicken obsession, but my golden comet, Emma, just started laying last week and her second egg was a double yolk and the egg itself was HUGE! I was concerned until someone replied with the same type of information and that golden comets may lay bigger eggs.

    Such fun! I'm sure you're a proud Mama of your girls! [​IMG]
  6. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Yep, I have Red Sexlinks and Amberlinks that give me double yolkers. My Tetra Tint was giving me triple yolkers before she stopped laying.
  7. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Quote:Is this the same with BSLs? I have one that started squatting a couple of weeks ago and should be laying any day now...she has shown a lot of interest in the other ladies while they are laying and keep going in and out of the nesting boxes.
  8. YUPR!! my RSL lay larger than normal eggs. I have one that gives me double yolkers at least twice a week for the first 10months laying. now, i get a double about twice a month.
  9. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Quote:WOW! [​IMG]

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