Lots of double yolkers!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tikidoc, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. tikidoc

    tikidoc In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2007
    We have a mixed flock of EEs, Delawares, Polish, Buff Orps and Buff Brahmas (Brahmas not laying yet), all about 23 weeks of age. This week we have had a run on double yolk eggs, with 4 in the last 4 days, from different hens. Is this likely to be just young hens who's reproductive systems are just getting the hang of things, or will they keep doing this? The kids love the yolks, so they are hoping it's not temporary!

    A few pics:


    Our record egg so far (74.1 grams, yes I weigh them...)


    A few days' worth of eggs:

  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    That is a great looking bowl of eggs there. But double yolkers can be very dangerous for your hens. Keep a close eye for prolapse and ruptures.

  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Yeh, we have the same thing with are chickens there 29 weeks old (wow, time went really fast!) I don't now if it will continue thou. Also were getting smiler colored eggs from are flock of EE, RIR,CM,,and BA(But unlike you we get white from the White Leghorns in the flock)
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2008
  4. donnaIL

    donnaIL Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pretty bowl of eggs and nice eggs!
  5. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    QCA, Illinois
    Beautiful eggs. I wish our EE's would lay bigger eggs. I have two black sex-links that are laying small eggs and have since they started laying a month ago. And all my EE's eggs are small. But then my Golden Comets' eggs are all huge, many double yolkers, also got one from my Buff Orp so far. I'll have to check them for prolapse and ruptures....some of their eggs have been extremely large. I never weighed them tho.
  6. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    wow those are huge eggs

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