how common are double yolks ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by urbanolive, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. urbanolive

    urbanolive Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Someone in my flock laid a HUGE egg yesterday and it was a double yolker. They are all just starting to lay in the past couple of weeks so I don't know if it was someone's first or another hens second egg. It was massive compared to a grocery store egg or any other eggs we've gotten. I've heard that some chickens always lay double yolkers and sometimes it is just a flook ????
  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    When my BA started laying, she had A LOT of double yolkers. It seemed like every other one was a double. It lasted for say 3 weeks or so. Like her body had to work itself out. But the eggs were not huge. But you'd crack the larger ones and it was 2.
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    When my flock first started to lay..i got alot...
    now i dont get any... [​IMG]
  4. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    both my BO's first few eggs were doubles...havent seen any in months though.
  5. urbanolive

    urbanolive Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Quote:Yes I think it was one of my Buff O's who laid it !
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    My Dorry lays a double every other day, nothing on the in between days.
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Quote:Same here
  8. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    I had a partridge rock that laid double every day and one day she laid an egg with three yolks and our local paper printed the picture.
  9. Buck77

    Buck77 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 21, 2009
    Double yolkers are pretty common in hens starting to lay. I worked in a commercial broiler hatchery and when flocks came in to production there would be lots of them. The older they got the less DYs they laid.
  10. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    I feel like mine are cheating me -- of the 4 that are laying over 3 months, one laid ONE double-yolker ONCE.

    I'm getting stiffed! [​IMG]

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