How common should double/ triple yolkers be?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by v.cyr, May 12, 2011.

  1. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Greene, NY
    We seem to be getting 1-2 a week from our birds... near as we can tell, we have 2 girls that are laying them but we aren't sure who(darn work and stuff)... we have 8 hens right now( 2 2 year old Buff orps, A 1 year old black giant, and 5 1 year old orp/barred rock crosses)
  2. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    Double yolkers are not uncommon among hens just starting to lay. Once they get their ovulation cycle set, the double yolkers will disappear.
  3. rhodered10

    rhodered10 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2010
    yes they are common when they begin to lay, if they are still laying double and triple yolkers when they are older then they may be overweight but generally after the first 8 months or so of laying they should stop

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