EE started laying, 1/3 of them are double-yolked... Problem in future?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PitterPatterPalace, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. PitterPatterPalace

    PitterPatterPalace Chillin' With My Peeps

    EE started laying at 23.5 wks (~10d ago).
    She has so far laid 3 double-yolked eggs which are about three times the size of the normal eggs she's laid (store bought XL size). Total of 8 eggs so far.

    Will this be a problem for her laying in the future since the eggs are so large? Or is it just her cycle getting regulated?

    She's one of our smallest birds too...


    One of the double-yolked eggs is lower right

    Here is the girl, Ari
  2. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    WOW beautiful girl.
    I wish I had a double yolker hen. Seriously I am trying to image twin development!!
  3. ejctm

    ejctm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    Don't worry, it will all settle down in a few weeks. It is perfectly normal for various sizes and shapes to be laid at the start, while her reproductive system gets used to egg production. Yo might get some teeny tiny ones, and some with no shells, or with lumpy shells too.

    Kind of makes your eyes water a bit though at the size of some of the large ones!
  4. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm soryy I don't have the ansewer.. but would love to know myaself.. I have a white rock that just started laying and one of them was a double yolker... I always thought it was the old girls who did this... [​IMG]
  5. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    Quote:i was under the impression that double yolked eggs didn't develop.. anyone? [​IMG]
  6. PitterPatterPalace

    PitterPatterPalace Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No kidding!

    Thanks for the answer, we sure hope so. We've heard that some birds or breeds tend to lay double-yolked throughout life, like RIR, etc.

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