Huge egg double yolk everytime

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Katattude, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Katattude

    Katattude Just Hatched

    Nov 13, 2016
    Estacada, Oregon
    one of my girls is laying a huge egg that has been a double yolk each time, she is a new layer and has now given me 4 of them. I think it is my Gold Sexlink but I haven't caught her in the act yet but I will keep watching to verify. I decided to put this last one in the bator to see if I can hatch twins. Has any one else experienced this?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    This is a better discussion for the 'egg laying' or 'incubation' forums on the site, not the 'meat birds' threads.

    It is fairly common in young pullets to lay multiple yolk eggs till their reproductive system gets the kinks ironed out.

    As for incubating - DON"T DO IT!
    That is unless you want to witness embryos and chicks struggle to survive and fail. Twinning in egg layers is a death sentence for the embryos. Not enough space or nutrition in an egg for two birds.
    Egg layers aren't the same as mammals or other live birthers. Mammals can get all the nutrition they need from the mother and an abdomen can swell to accommodate multiple births. An egg has all the space and food it will ever have.
    Hundreds of people have tried this and the success rate is usually about 2% for both to survive and less than 20% for one to survive.
    Another outcome some don't even consider is that you may be passing down genetics that contribute to future generations laying multiple yolk eggs - which is a problem for survival.
    That's why they're so uncommon. They wouldn't survive in nature and are naturally culled, eliminating those genetics.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2016
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