egg question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by EggyChicken, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. EggyChicken

    EggyChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    One of mine has just layed a double yoker, what causes this?
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    She ovulated twice and that's how you get double yolkers. Young birds tend to do this more than older birds. Nothing is wrong with her.
     
  3. EggyChicken

    EggyChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] i thought she was fine, in theory if the egg was fertileised could she have twins? [​IMG]
     
  4. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've often wondered the same thing, but since an eggshell can’t expand like the skin of a mammal to accommodate the extra bulk of two offspring I would think that if there were twins they would never survive….not enough room to develop.
     
  5. EggyChicken

    EggyChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    would one be ther stronger embyro? would it survive maybe?
     

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