incubating a double yoker

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lilbreeches, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Songster

    Feb 13, 2009
    Delight, AR
    what happens if you incubate a double yoker? will it hatch twins, a single, or nothing? what is your experience?

  2. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    It is my understanding that even if they hatch, they will not survive.
  3. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    sometimes you will get twins, but they rarely if ever survive, if they do make it to hatch, one or both usually need help hatching.

    I had a double yolked goose egg that I was o-so tempted to incubate but I didn't
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    I'm about to add two double yolkers to this hatch. In general they need assistance and they're quite often deformed or die. However, one member here has awesome video of hatching out two sets of "twins", one set survived and one of the second set survived and she calls them the "triplets" now. They're months old and healthy.

    So it can be done. Whether it works out in your case will be largely a matter of genetic luck and your assistance timing and skills.

    I'm doing it because I can. And I'm not someone who needs total success at each hatch so I've experimented a lot, old eggs, refridgerated and ice cold eggs. I don't mind the effort to see what I can hatch.

    If you have the time and the room, go for it.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    What wwd said,

    Rebecca on here successfully hatched out a double yolker and got one from another.

    You can find the video on You Tube and the thread here on BYC but you'll have to do a search.
    Look for the LONG thread, as she has updated it as they have gotten older.

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