Extra-large/double yolk eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CT, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. CT

    CT Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it OK to hatch double-yolk or extra-large suspected double-yolkers? I just had to rehome my rooster and wanted to do a hatch while the eggs are still fertile. The clutch collected prior to the rooster's departure was completely lost due to someone knocking over the incubator. I probably only a have, at best, a few more days of fertile eggs coming, and just lost a layer to a hawk, so I'm not swimming in options. Is it a terrible idea to put the extra-huge egg that is among the last my lost hen laid into the incubator?

    --Caren
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Double yolkers usually die, but occasionally at least one chick makes it, I think usually with help. In your situation I'd probably incubate it in the hope that it is just a big egg and not a double yolker. There are lots of threads in here about trying to hatch double yolk eggs.
     

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