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Our Peking duck laid a double yolk egg!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LuckyDucksInn, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. LuckyDucksInn

    LuckyDucksInn Out Of The Brooder

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    So excited to have cracked open a larger than normal duck egg from our Peking Vicki...found it to be a double yolk...sooo excited!!! I feel like Caroline Engels from Little House on the Prairie hehe [​IMG]

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  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice (but I feel a bit bad for the girl that laid it [​IMG])! My ducks aren't laying right now...sure wish they would. Enjoy those delicious-looking eggs!
     
  3. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Once my poor khaki campbell laid a MONSTER double yolker.... I couldnt believe the size, and they lay big eggs already!
     
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  4. LuckyDucksInn

    LuckyDucksInn Out Of The Brooder

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    They were delicious! Do you know if laying double yolk eggs is a common thing? It was such a delightful surprise [​IMG]
     
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's not uncommon in new layers, but may subside after they've been laying for a while. I had a triple yolk in a chicken egg once...it was pretty awesome. [​IMG]
     
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  6. LuckyDucksInn

    LuckyDucksInn Out Of The Brooder

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    A triple [​IMG]How cool is that!! If the double yolk was fertilized and incubated would there have been 2 babies in the one egg??
     
  7. LuckyDucksInn

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    WOW! The picture above compares her regular size egg to the double yolker...soo fun to experience the surprise and then enjoy the tasty meal!!
     
  8. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, there could potentially be two chicks or ducklings in a fertilized double-yolker; people have reported that they've hatched them, but it doesn't seem like it's usually successful.

    What are you making with your duck eggs? I have to live vicariously, since I'm getting none. :lau
     
  9. Bills vs Beaks

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    You should get KC's...then you'll get lots of eggs![​IMG]
     
  10. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am diversifying...I have the Indian Runner mama and her 9 Pekin mix ducklings now, too (and Pekin dad). Mom's just too busy raising her babies, who are now bigger than her :eek:, to lay.
     

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