Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by justin24, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    memphis tn
    i want a hen to lay doubleyolk eggs if any breeds do lay doubleyolk i want to know also do 2 chicks come from them:lol:
  2. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2009
    A double yolker is a fluke and is hard on the hen because its a huge egg to push out. Not healthy at all. No one breed will do it everytime.
    Hatching from them is extremely difficult and results in one or both of the chicks dying. I remember a youtube video of a successful hatch. Just search twin chickens or twin chicks.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Double yolks usually come from pullets just starting to lay. They rarely hatch. [​IMG]
  4. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    I dont think that there are any specific breeds that lay double yolk eggs. This i think happens once in a while but it is hard for the hen to lay as it is large. Yes, chicks can indeed hatch from them. Usually only one would survive but like the other post also has, i have watched on youtube a hatch of 2 twins and they both survived
  5. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    There is no breed that lays double-yolkers. They are a fluke as someone said earlier, and happen sometimes when pullets begin laying, and after their first 2-3 years of laying there is a higher probability of them laying double-yolkers.

    I have always wanted to try hatching them, but hardly ever get any now.

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