HELP!!! Double yolk eggs!?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jj126, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. jj126

    jj126 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this normal? Our hens just started laying and this is the first time we have {EVER} eaten any of their eggs and to my surprise two of the eggs I opened had double yolks. I know which hen they can from and I have NEVER in my life seen this. Are they ok to eat?

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Double yolks are common with young pullets that haven't "worked out the kinks" in their egg-laying apparatus yet and with old hens. Our first egg had 3 yolks. Kids argued over who got to eat it. [​IMG]
     
  3. jj126

    jj126 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh ok. Thanks so much!! I thought we had a "weird" egg laying hens or something. LOL!! [​IMG]

    ON a side note...My hubby loves the yolks so this is a BONUS for him! [​IMG] YAY!
     
  4. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new birds aren't laying yet, but I remember double yoked eggs when I was a child and we had chickens. We always considered them a bonus. They are perfectly OK to eat and from what I understand, normal in younger hens. Enjoy...make Hollandaise Sauce!
     
  5. Rachel'sFlock

    Rachel'sFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Honey, all the help you need is a skillet and some toast!
    Double yolkers are a fabulous (albeit temporary) bonus from new layers.
    Last year, I saved all mine for "figure 8" devilled eggs at Thanksgiving. They were a huge hit!

    Enjoy!
     
  6. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tell my kids the double-yolkers are good luck. I'm now starting to believe it myself.
     
  7. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Rachel'sFlock :

    Honey, all the help you need is a skillet and some toast!
    Double yolkers are a fabulous (albeit temporary) bonus from new layers.
    Last year, I saved all mine for "figure 8" devilled eggs at Thanksgiving. They were a huge hit!

    Enjoy!

    What a wonderful idea! I'm gonna have to try that.​
     
  8. mylegger

    mylegger Out Of The Brooder

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    Rachel'sFlock :

    Honey, all the help you need is a skillet and some toast!
    Double yolkers are a fabulous (albeit temporary) bonus from new layers.
    Last year, I saved all mine for "figure 8" devilled eggs at Thanksgiving. They were a huge hit!

    Enjoy!

    What a Great Idea! I will be saving some on mine to try this out. Thanks for sharing [​IMG]
     
  9. F106A

    F106A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my first over the weekend. The actual egg was no larger than any other standard "large". Daughter #2 made some scrambled with them!

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  10. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    Don't freak out! Double yolks are a sign of young pullets still working out the egg laying process. Congratz, hope you get more! [​IMG]
     

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