First eggs question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DaveNH, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. DaveNH

    DaveNH Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    Some of our Wyandottes just started to lay this week.
    We have one that has layed three eggs, one a day.
    So far all of her eggs had double yolks.
    The other layers are laying much smaller eggs with a single yolk.
    I hope this is normal and will she settle down and lay single yolks?

    This was the week we been waiting for. My wife and son and even myself
    have caught the fever and really enjoy this new hobby.
    We have 12 hens and one dark Brahma roo. He doesn't crow
    as much or as loud as I thought he would but he's young too.

    Thanks in advance
    Dave V.
    Fremont, NH
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    I'm in the same position. My understanding is that it takes about a month for all the machinery to produce uniform eggs. At the beginning, you might get double yolks (our BRs are producing these), triple yolks, no yolks, even shell-less eggs. It will all even out. So they say.

    In the meantime, enjoy those double yolks; they're extra yummy!
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    You get all sorts of weird eggs when they first start laying. It's all part of their bodies adjusting to laying.

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