how common? double yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by txmel, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. txmel

    txmel Songster

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    how common is it for a hen who has only been laying for about 3 week to lay a double yolk egg? i ask this because mine has layed 2 so far out of the10 eggs she has layed. she is an ee and is 26 weeks old. thanks
     
  2. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Believe it or not it is much more common in young pullets than in full grown hens. I haven't had a double yolker in a while and I used to get quite a few when my gals were first starting out. So I looked it up. It seems to take them awhile to get real regular eggs consistently.
     
  3. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Songster

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    Young pullets, especially my earliest layers, had double yolks for a while.
     
  4. dichotomymom

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    Both my sl wyandottes and ee's had double yolkers and huge eggs when they first started out. Now that they're mature, they rarely lay either.
     
  5. MuranoFarms

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    I got 2 in the last week from my 5 1/2 month old splash marans pullet. It seems to be pretty common to me.
     

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