Dumb question eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heyeddah, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, The dumb question is.. What happens to a fertilized egg if it has a double yolk?
    We want to hatch our eggs in the spring and we keep getting double yolk eggs. I was thinking that one embryo would just use up the other yolk, or the egg would never grow into an embryo at all
    Thanks
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Someone on here hatched out her double yolker and got twins. Both chicks are doing well.
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    They have a very poor hatch rate. But it can be done.
     
  4. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if everything is PERFECT you could get twins...
    but mostly dont hatch
     
  5. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks,
    So when you candle you can see two yolks and decide then to hatch other eggs?
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Most twins don't hatch. There is not enough room in the shell to accommodate both growing chicks.
     

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