double yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tarrbaby, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. tarrbaby

    tarrbaby Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2012
    Marylands Eastern shore
    I have two red star hens in my small flock, they started laying in Sept.Since then one of them has been laying a huge double yolk egg about once every three weeks, Is this just an anomaly in nature or is this a trait I could breed for ?
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    It is something of an anomaly. There are a few who are prone to that. You could breed for it, but double yoke eggs rarely hatch. So you would end up not having enough hatch to keep the line going.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    It happens in new layers as their bodies adjust to the laying process. Once they have been laying a while, you will rarely get double yolkers.

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