Extra-large/double yolk eggs

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

  1. CT

    CT Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2010
    Great Lakes
    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?

  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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