Incubating double yolked egg

Inkheart

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Silly question probably - but out of curiosity - when there is a double yolked egg - hen goes broody or you incubate - are there twins in the egg?
 

Judy

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Yes, and very often, one dies, or even both die, though at times they both make it. Trouble is, there is only one end of the egg that works well for pipping.

A search will turn up several accounts on here of incubating double yolked eggs.

BTW, there is no silly question on here. We all had to learn.
 
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LaurenM23

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Yes, there are twin yolks, but that doesn't mean there will be two chicks. Many times, both, or neither develop. Rarely, both chicks will develop, but they seem to always need help hatching, just because of size issues. There are a few topics on them in here!
 

usschicago1

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There not twins, they are genetically Different, But they would obviously be siblings if they both lived through incubation and hatch.
 

Inkheart

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Thanks so much - i have not gotten a double yolk egg - but i had seen a post where someones first egg from their hen was a double yolker - and they showed it in the frying pan - and got me to thinking!
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