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Double Yolks??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mrs Clutterbuck, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Mrs Clutterbuck

    Mrs Clutterbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone [​IMG]

    I've been getting double yolks from one of my girls, about every 3 days, anyone know anything about them?
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    <-----Yep, they happen, I have a BO that gives me about one a week, they happen a bit when their egg laying machinery is new. Some chickens just go on and on laying them.
     
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have new young layers? That sometimes happens with young hens just starting to lay.
     
  4. Mrs Clutterbuck

    Mrs Clutterbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I have RSL pullets, 24 weeks old, it's like getting two for one [​IMG] So maybe once they get settled they will go back to normal.
     
  5. db

    db Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had several double yolks, my RIR is laying,she is almost 6mo. I have also had two eggs that I swear were 2 1/2" long from my RIR, that had 3 yolks. I look at those sizes and think poor babies, oweee, sitz bath time!!! ha:) So much fun finding something new everyday.
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Wow, that's a lot of double yolkers!
    I've had maybe one of two from each hen, and those were towards the beginning of their laying lives so I agree with Impress [​IMG]
     
  7. ange

    ange Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow so many of us have double yolk eggs. My husband loves them, but funny they are molting or done recently and we are averaging a double yolk 1almost every week or more. My husband was thinking it is from this big new Hampshire rr they are my latest ones, purchased at poultry auction this past september so might be the new layer huh.
     
  8. ange

    ange Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow so many of us have double yolk eggs. My husband loves them, but funny they are molting or done recently and we are averaging a double yolk 1almost every week or more. My husband was thinking it is from this big new Hampshire rr they are my latest ones, purchased at poultry auction this past september so might be the new layer huh.
     
  9. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is considered a 'mistake' in the egg production system. It happens when the ovary releases two oocytes instead of one. Some hens are genetically predisposed to this. In fact I have heard that some Amish folks actually breed hens that give almost exclusively double yolks. I have only gotten one double. It is always so cool!!
     
  10. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hen who is a huge bird.....Naked Neck X Something.....9 months old, weighing around 10 lbs, legs like tree trunks....she lays only huge eggs now. She laid a couple with single yolks when aged about 5 months, went on to double yolkers, stopped for a couple of months, and now only lays eggs about 3 inches long and usually over 100g every second or third day.
     

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