Questions about Double Yolkers

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

  1. ricky bamboo

    ricky bamboo Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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