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My 1st Triple-Yolker (Yes 3)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TC_BokBok, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. TC_BokBok

    TC_BokBok In the Brooder

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    My girls have been laying now for a couple of weeks and today we were doing a big breakfast for some friends who had stayed over. I had about 4 double-yolkers and then one TRIPLE-yolker. It was a highlight this morning for sure! It came from a normal sized egg as well. My girls are awesome!

    Enjoy!
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  2. FabulousMandy

    FabulousMandy In the Brooder

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    WOW!! That is crazy! I have never heard of a triple yolker before! Lucky you [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2010
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    OMG, that is a first for me....thanks for posting it.
     
  4. elizabethlongwood

    elizabethlongwood Chirping

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    Very cool. I've never seen a triple yolker either.
     
  5. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    I'm surprised that egg wasn't colossal!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. [​IMG] very cool
     
  7. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Impressive! [​IMG]

    ... but I have a question... if we let these hatch would it actually develope 2 /3 chicks?!? [​IMG]
     

  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    How great is that?! Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  10. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

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    mmaddie's mom :

    Impressive! [​IMG]

    ... but I have a question... if we let these hatch would it actually develope 2 /3 chicks?!? [​IMG]

    No.
    There's just not enough room in an egg for three chicks to develop and hatch. Sometimes you read about people trying to hatch double yolkers, but it seldom ends well. It's (IMO) one of those "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" kind of things. Congrats on the triple though, that's very cool! I've never had one here, but I bet my kids eyes would pop out of their heads over that. It's pretty neat you had company when it happened too.​
     

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