Most of my eggs have 2 yolks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenmomva, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. chickenmomva

    chickenmomva Out Of The Brooder

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    4 out of 5 of my eggs have had 2 yolks in them is this ok?????? for the chickens i mean we like it but I wasnt sure if it meant anything for the chickens?????????????
     
  2. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All it really means is...........that you are luckier than me [​IMG]

    Forrest
     
  3. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of times when a chicken starts laying, you will get double yolks. It will slack off to one yolk.
    They are perfectly fine to eat! Enjoy!
     
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Two fer one LOL ! [​IMG]
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Lucky you!!! Mine have been laying for a year now, and I only get a double yoker once in a while now. The hens are perfectly fine. Just getting the egg laying thing down to perfection. LOL
     
  6. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old do chickens need to be in order to start laying?
     
  7. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    some of my chickens eggs have had two yolks too. i was surprised at some of them because the eggs looked to small to be two yolks in there [​IMG]
    .my chickens were about 5-6months when they started laying. i don't know if it depends on the breed. we have barred rocks and black sex links.
     
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  8. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Double yolkers, especially to "old timers" seem to be a "premium" egg...haha

    I get asked all the time if my eggs are double yolkers or if I've had any.

    With this batch of hens, I do get them often...when I had my 2 RIRs...Marti and Emily from 3 or 4 years ago, we never had one.

    It basically means, had you had a hen go broody, you'd have twins...so it's nothing "abnormal" or nutrition gone south or anything.
     
  9. farmgalat heart

    farmgalat heart New Egg

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    New layers will sometimes "stutter" a bit, until their cycle gets regular. Also, if you WANT doubleyokers, try using a light 15 hours a day (includes daylight), then suddenly break the cycle. Many birds will "double up" if this happens. Works best in winter when you can control conditions best.
    LOL!
     
  10. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    A double-yolker is like hitting the lottery! I hardly ever get them.
     

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