Quick question from new kid on the block..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kevin Bear, May 26, 2007.

  1. Kevin Bear

    Kevin Bear New Egg

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    >> Can anyone tell me which breed of chicken(s) lay multi-yoked eggs? I live on a small farm in Mississippi and have a few chickens,peacocks and guinnies. I would love to purchase some double yolk layers for the ladies at the local farmers market to buy the eggs for cakes, pies and breads. Thanks for listening to me ramble on. Have a great Memorial Day weekend. Kevin
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Laying double yolks is more of an idividual trait then a breed trait. And even then it is not a normal occurance. Sometimes you will get a hen that tends to lay double yolkers, but there really isn't a breed that does that.
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I read that when a pullet is just starting to lay eggs, this is when extra yolks can appear.
     

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