Hatching an egg with 2 yolks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by froggie71, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    I've read that you can incubate an egg with a double yolk and it will develop and may even make it to term, but it won't be able to hatch. Has anyone tried this? And has anyone had any success? We've got one 1(duck) in the incubator right now just for fun.
  2. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    Hey froggie71..I have tried several double yoke eggs and have NEVER had any luck..yes they did develop, up to hatching date, but never made it? I can't understand why a double yoke egg is so difficult to hatch? I won't try to hatch any more with double yoke. Good luck on the duck. They are so cute. DJ
  3. Kitchenella

    Kitchenella Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2008
    Beitar Illit, Israel
    A few months ago a fellow BYC'er had a successfull double yolk hatch. Search the site and you will find the thread. She even had a video of the hatch.

  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    She video'd it and its on YouTube.

    Go to Youtube.com and type in Needmorechickens.

    She's the one that did it.

  5. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Sooo cool. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Is it easy to tell if you have a double yolk egg?
  7. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Yes, it's a MUCH larger egg and both yolks are clearly visible. I've set four double yolkers, one stayed clear, three only one chicked developed and the dead one killed the other eventually.

    It is possible but if they are going to hatch they need help, there is NO room for them to turn and pip and hatch normally. They can't break the shell or zip even if one breaks the shell.
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Quote:Wow, I just watched the videos. They were amazing! I don't know if I should be excited or scared to death that we are attempting this. I don't know if my hands could be that steady. Well, at any rate, it will be an adventure.
  9. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Quote:i thinkis it cause there is only a air cell and one end and because there is 2 embryos in there they cant zip properly or hatch because there is no room to move in the egg the only way to survive is if u help them when they pip and create a second pip at the other end where the second chick is but im not sure though

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