Incubating double yolk eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by minirexmom, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. minirexmom

    minirexmom Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2008
    This is a newbie question as I am pretty inexperienced with incubating chickens. Is it feasible to incubate double yolk eggs? If so, what is typically the result?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Typically, they do not survive. You must intervene at the exact right time and know what position the second chick is in, etc. It's not usually a winning proposition, though someone here did manage and it's on video.
  3. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Its been done, but it appears it is harder for the chicks to break out of their shells during hatching due to their positioning, cramped quarters, and possibly even size and strength attributed to this. I think its cool to try, and their are videos out their of peoples experiences and successes of hatching double-yolkers. Good Luck![​IMG]
  4. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    There have been a few successful hatches from double yolks. More often than not they don't make it for one reason or another.
  5. minirexmom

    minirexmom Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2008
    Thank you for your responses! That is helpful to know. [​IMG]
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    do a search on here for it, there are some really interesting threads concerning it. I am pretty sure I have a double embryo going on in this hatch . . . we'll see.
  7. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    We have a doubl yolk duck egg in incubator right now. Put it in for fun, then read how difficult it can be to hatch. I watched the video and made DH watch it too, it's amazing!

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