my first double yolker!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crystal94040, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool eh?! Can't get that with store bought eggs.
    I was making corn bread and went out to the hen house for an egg...I brought them in and washed off the biggest one...cracked it into my bowl and whalah - two eggs in one shell....my kids thought it was super cool [​IMG]
    I was a little worried how it would screw with my recipe, but everything turned out yummy [​IMG]

    I'm curious if "twin" chicks ever hatch and survive? The egg was big, but not twice the size of a normal one....hmmm
     
  2. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great I can't wait for my first double yolker.

    I did have a milestone today every hen laid and egg in the same day, I think that is neat, I wonder how many I will get tomorrow
     
  3. Don B

    Don B Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read that double yolk eggs do not produce twin birds. Only one per customer - er - shell. All of my double yolkers have been HUGE. I can always tell a double before cracking it.
     
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  4. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you get a double?
     
  5. gardener

    gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doubles just happen sometimes. I think it is more common with hens just starting to lay.
    There was someone on the forum that tried to hatch a double yolker both embryos developed but
    it didnt end good.
     
  6. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is soooo cool. I have a third hen out of 20 start laying today, and out of 3 eggs 2 were double-yokers!


    We had fried egg sandwiches for lunch today. Yum [​IMG]
     
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