Incubation of Double Yolked Egg DAY 20 (WARNING: GRAPHIC PICS)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by speckledhen, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    ....saw two definitely separate fetuses dancing around in there like they were having a party. Last time, I could only see one, so I thought maybe the second yolk had not been fertilized, but there are two chicks in that egg. The experiment continues.....
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was just thinking about asking you about that egg! I hope you are documenting your findings for the sake of science.
     
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    How cool! Please keep us updated this will be interesting. Has anyone on byc ever hatched twins before?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Honestly, I doubt they could hatch without intervention since they can only push against each other. And knowing exactly the right time to intervene would be very difficult, however, we're going to try this and see what happens. Maybe I should take a picture of it in the bator with the others...yeah, I'll do that.

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    See it in the upper right corner of the bator?
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2007
  5. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    Wahoo Crossing Fingers For Positive Results!!
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Won't there be a problem with the location of the air cell at pipping?
     
  7. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
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    I was wondering about those double yokers and if they would or could hatch out..... Good Luck and will keep my fingers crossed for them!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dont know, Lee; that's why this is an experiment, to see what happens. Stay tuned!
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Since it's a double yolk, each chick will be a chick, but my guess is that they will make it to about day 18 and call it quits as they'll be running short on albumin.
     
  10. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    maybe you could have humidity early on the twins, and make it so they are expected to hatch on day 18. if they don't, crack the egg open?
     
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