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Got a double yoker from a ...RIR?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sommrluv, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd show you, but I ate it. [​IMG] It was perfect. lol

    I've been getting isty eggs, from the new girls, so this was a nice surprise. It looked like two eggs seamed together in the middle, oblong like a bullet. I think it's my RIR, as she hasn't laid in two days. Isn't that odd for them, or just a normal hiccup?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Normal with a new layer. As they get older, the double yolkers go away. My pullets are 9 months old and I haven't had a double yolker in a long time.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My double yolker girls were the RIR and red stars.
     
  4. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I just assumed smaller breeds didn't lay them.

    It could be the pork, rice, and beef suet I've been giving them on cold mornings! Not too much, but I made a huge batch from a frezzer burned roast and I've been the favorite lately. [​IMG]
     
  5. red star11

    red star11 Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah that same thing happened to me. it's normal. after awhile thier eggs are normal
     

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