Oh my............ a double yolk is growing. Advice please.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by magsrags, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    My husband cracked open a large egg for breakfast that my silkie had laid over the weekend. Lo & behold it is a double yolk! I'd had no idea. Soooooo realizing I'd set one this size in my incubator a couple of days befor....... I candled it last night to see if maybe it was a double. Yes, it is and it is already forming. Oh I know this is gonna be hard because I'd read the last thread which did turn out successful. but I understand it isn't the norm.
    Is it Speckledhen who also had a double come to hatch date?
    I could use some hints/tips and advice from those having experienced this please. [​IMG] Like hatching is ever easy to even begin with....ugh. [​IMG]
    I will await your pearls of wisdom my poultry friends.[​IMG]

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    good luck! i get double yolkers all the time from my girls also..i am so afraid of this happening to me also! [​IMG]
  3. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    hanks, have a feeling I will Need it!
    I am just such a "perfectionist" that it is already stressing me out that chances are i can't pull it off.

  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    keep an eye on it ,prepare for the worst and hope for the best. You might have to assist them at hatch day.

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