Double yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kelownachickens, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Kelownachickens

    Kelownachickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 23 black sex link hens that just started laying. They were born may 1st. I am finding a lot of double yolks...is that normal? I'm certainly not complaining! Just more curious than anything. They sure are nice hens!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think double yolkers happens occasionally with new layers. It takes a little bit for their bodies to get everything going smoothly.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it's normal. You get all sorts of weird eggs when new layers start up. It's all part of their bodies adjusting to laying.
     
  4. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, completely normal! One of my deceased hens' first egg was a double yolker and looked like a torpedo! [​IMG]
     
  5. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least one of my black sex linked is laying a lot of double yolk eggs. I'm getting 1 almost every day out of my 5-7 eggs each day. Usually the double yolk ones are gianormous but sometimes almost regular sized. I've gotten a few "surprise" double yolkers but, I can usually tell because they are just so huge!

    I was kind of wondering how long this double yolk thing will typically last for, not that it really matters, just a curious question.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends on the hen, but I generally don't get double yolkers after they are laying for a few months.
     
  7. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    i have found sexkinks are teh best DYers

    infact i have a 18ish month old RSL that still gives me not only DYs but eggs the size of footballs and on a regular basis

    laying daily i reckon i get 2-3 DYs and a jumbo egg 5-6/7 per week
     

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