Questions about Double Yolkers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ricky bamboo, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. ricky bamboo

    ricky bamboo In the Brooder

    Sep 3, 2008
    Roseville, Ontario.
    hi - I have 8 RIR all laying nicely. I usually get one double yolked egg every day or so. It is always recognizable because it is about 1/3 larger than the others, and i'm always a little more eggcited to fry it up!
    1) How are double yolks produced?
    2) Is there a way to promote double egg production in hens?
    3) Could I figure out which hen is laying it or could it be any one of them on some sort of a rotating schedule?

    thanks in advance for the info!
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
  2. Kristi912

    Kristi912 In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2008
    I'm glad I'm not the only one with a freakish chicken! I've got one that does that too. She is a RIR cross. Shes the only one that I have that does it and I thought maybe I had a goose in my coop the first time I saw it lol! Sorry this doesnt answer your question but hopefully someone will so I'll know too.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have heard that certain breeds produce more doubles than others. Especially BO's. They are known for it. I hope so - I have 5!

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