Double yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flipper1954, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. flipper1954

    flipper1954 New Egg

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    I got 10 chicks in March, 2 Welsummers, 2 silver laced, 2 golden laced, 2 buffs and 2 Black alstralops, they just started laying about 2 weeks ago. One of the golden laced (mix, she doesn't have a rose comb) started laying first, 1 egg a day for 8 days then she missed one day and is now laying double yolk eggs nearly every day. Is this common??
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It is not unusual for new layers to lay odd eggs, no shells, double yolks etc, they are just working the kinks out of their system, it usually takes them a little time to get on track and hopefully they will work it out in the next couple of weeks. I personally don't like it when they lay double eggs a high percentage of the time past the first month or so since it seems those hens are more likely to have problems down the road, do not know that there is anything you can do about it though.
     

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