Possible twins? How to be sure?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sabrinaTmartens, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. sabrinaTmartens

    sabrinaTmartens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 10 Silkie eggs in my incubator on day 18 today.

    One already started to internally pip yesterday.

    I noticed something while doing one last candle check up before lockdown, which i have never seen before during hatching when i candled yesterday.

    I saw the chicks head and beak on one side in the air pocket, but on the other side i noticed another dark bump, which looked to be moving seperately.

    At one point the bump with the beak moved very slow, but the other bump moved very active.

    I am almost afraid they might be twins, even though the changes are very odd.

    Is there a way to be sure? Maybe weight the egg?
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    All things are possible I suppose, but if you do have twin chicks I doubt that you'll get a live chick from either embryo. I am so sure of it that I would never incubate an egg that I even suspected of having two yokes.
     
  3. sabrinaTmartens

    sabrinaTmartens Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't really suspected that there might be twins in there, otherwise i wouldn't have put the egg in the incubator.

    On other egg has internally pipped, but it looks very different from the egg i suspect there might be twins in there. This one looks like there is more room inside.

    I just hope i am mistaken, otherwise i won't have living 1 chick out of that egg at all.
     

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