double yolks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tarrbaby, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. tarrbaby

    tarrbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two young red star hens in my small flock, they started laying in late Sept. Since then one of them is laying a beautiful very large double yolk egg about once every three weeks is this just an anomaly of nature or is this a trait i could breed for?
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    It is normal for new layers to do this. They are still getting things going in their bodies. Mine have been laying since Aug and I just stopped getting doubles in the last few weeks.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I love double yolkers.
     

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