how do you tell if you have a double-yolker

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherokeechick33, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you tell if you have one? I would love to know.
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  2. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Easiest way is to crack it open. You can candle it also.
    Chris
     
  3. momoftwinsinwi

    momoftwinsinwi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    huge egg!! visibly bigger than your usual's....
     
  4. Kimber

    Kimber Out Of The Brooder

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but if you incubate a double yolker will you get twins or does the egg not develop correctly?
     
  5. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    There has been some on here that hatched twins but they had to help them out of the eggs. I think most don't grow to hatching.
    Chris
     
  6. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    some times they develope , one baby or two some times they hatch with or without asstiance but its not a usuall thing, and if they make it to hatch they usually need help.
     
  7. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here's a double yolker you can see two shadows

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    here's the size difference, they can vary in size but are usually a lot lot bigger (double on the left)

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    you can obvioulsy see by cracking an egg!

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  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:OOOH thank you that was very helpfull and nice clear pictures
     
  9. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:check this video out, twins!

     
  10. Kimber

    Kimber Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! That was an amazing video. My dd and I just watched it and marveled at her nerves.

    Does anyone know it those twins made it okay?
     

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