Is it normal for a hen's first egg to be a double yolker?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by K-12 Chickens, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2010
    My arucana hen's(Henny Penny)first egg was HUGE and had two yolks in it. She has laid 3 double yolked eggs total. Now she is laying regular single yolked eggs. She shows she wants to lay but ends up not laying that day when she is going to lay a double yolked egg. Usually the next day she ends up laying a big egg. Do arucanas normally lay double-yolked eggs a lot?

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  2. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Yup, perfectly normal for all pullets. It can take a few months for them to get the kinks worked out. They should become few and far between after a while.
  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    When pullets start laying they dont always get it right, you might get double yolkers, shelless eggs, weird shaped eggs, half colored eggs, and even weird colored eggs, and thats all normal because they're just starting and getting the hang of it.
    Atho there are some chickes that will lay those kind of eggs even as they mature but its all good no worries, it all depends on the bird itself.
  4. sadiebeth12

    sadiebeth12 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2010
    I have a similar question. I have 6 hens and 5 are laying consistantly now. They are only 23 weeks. My black astrolorp however seems to have laid a huge double yolk egg more than a week ago and has not layed since. Anything to be concerned about? She acts fine. Sorry to hijack the post! Thanks so much!
    Shelley in PA mom to 5 kiddos and 6 chickens - and already deciding what to order next:D
  5. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    One of my silkies laid an egg smaller than a quail egg. She did all the sittin in the nest for hours and the whole bit. It was smaller than her poop. [​IMG] I wonder if she sat there so long because she didn't know she laid it. [​IMG]
  6. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA
  7. oconnorfamily25

    oconnorfamily25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    All of my first RIR eggs were double-yolked. Silkies haven't started laying yet, hope their eggs aren't smaller than their poo!!!!!!!
  8. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2009
    I wouldn't complain [​IMG] I got 2 double yolkers in the first week from my SL's and haven't had one since. Lucky you! Congrats!
  9. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    when they are young anything is possible till they get the kinks worked out
  10. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    It took nearly 2 months to get 1 fertile eggs from my silkies and it didn't hatch but the next batch after that did. The last batch I had about as many quitters as I did clears. But they are all only 7 months old including the roo so i'm not complaining. At least i'm getting chicks now.

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