IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE!??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mama Bird, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Mama Bird

    Mama Bird In the Brooder

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    OK, my chickens lay eggs a couple of times every few months or so. And i was wondering if anyone has tried incubating these? would two chicks hatch. or would two chicks start developing and then die because of each other interfering with the other? thanx -mama bird-
     
  2. zimmy

    zimmy Songster

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    Interfering? What do you mean by that?
     
  3. Picco

    Picco Songster

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    Do you mean double-yolked eggs? I have never tried to incubate them, I've always wondered what would happen but I've been too scared to try.
     
  4. zimmy

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    I mean, I've /heard/ of someone doing that, and two chicks developed, but I'm not sure how it turned out ^^;;
     
  5. hencackle

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    I've read several instances of people incubating double-yolked eggs, but none have been successful to my knowledge.

    The 2 embryos develop up to a point, but there is just enough room inside the shell for 1 chick to develop fully. Perhaps, if the eggshell could expand as the chicks grow, then it might be possible to hatch these.

    Stephanie
     
  6. Mama Bird

    Mama Bird In the Brooder

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    thanxs everyone, zimmy srry i meant, interfeare/ like to stop something from happening, like......." your dog inerfeared with the dinner you were having last night, by eating the turkey before anyone had any" ( oh my gosh im so bad at spelling!)
     
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