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First double yolker!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bills, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't believe the size of one of the eggs my hens layed for me. :eek: It was twice the size of normal, and couldn't even begin to fit in an egg carton. When I showed my wife, she said, " that must have hurt".[​IMG]

    I thought by the size that it must be a double yolker, and sure enough when I cracked it into the frypan, it was. Both yolks looked to be an average size.

    I had noticed that the eggs started getting bigger and bigger, and figured that it was the hens maturing, as the first few were pretty small. I hope though for the comfort of the hens, they don't get any bigger than this last one....[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2008
  2. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever hatched a double yolker. Twins?
     
  3. chickenfeed

    chickenfeed Out Of The Brooder

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    Could 2 chicks survive in one egg shell?
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible to hatch them but it generally takes some extra help at hatch time and a lot of luck. SpeckledHen attempted one back a while ago - here's the thread on it. It was a very interesting process, although she didn't have a successful hatch.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=21464
     
  5. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the first chick has more to grow with.
     

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