doubleyolkers and trippel yolkers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by muddstopper, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. muddstopper

    muddstopper Songster

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    Recently my POL BE's became layers. I seem to be getting a large number of double yolkers and yesterday got a tripple yolker. Boy, that had to hurt [​IMG]. Anyways, I am just wondering what causes a hen to lay multi yolk eggs. Is it genetics, to much protein, stress or heat related, all of the above, or something else.
     
  2. lizzy06019

    lizzy06019 Songster

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    I'm very new to chickens as well and my first flock of girls only started laying 3 weeks ago. I remember reading that double/triple yolkers are completely normal and it's just the young bird's system working all the kinks out. They just happen to release 2 or 3 yolks that cycle instead of just one and then it's enclosed in one BIG shell. I got a double yolker this morning from one of my EE who seems to lay them a couple times per week. I think they're pretty cool to get.
     
  3. rhodered10

    rhodered10 In the Brooder

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    double or triple yolkers are normal in young hens but however after about a year or so if you are still getting them it usualy means that the hen is overweight.
     

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