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Regular Double Yolkers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DoctorGoose, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    So, my Wyandottes started laying about a month ago--for the past two weeks EVERY DAY we've been getting two double yolked eggs....is this normal? Do I have some mutant chickens, or what? Also--the color of the yolk tends to vary greatly from hen to hen--some are a nice deep orange, and others are more "store-bought" yellow--all collected from the same day...
  2. Jsto

    Jsto Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    North Carolina
    I hope it's normal because I'm in the same boat!

    My Delaware lays some monstrous eggs that are almost always double yolkers. (I don't even want to imagine how these eggs managed to come out of her [​IMG]) And I don't mean two dinky semi connected yolks--I mean two giant yolks that are completely seperate. It's been this way since she started laying a few weeks ago.

    As far as I know, there's nothing wrong with it. I'm curious to see what other replies you get, though.
  3. spottedtail

    spottedtail Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    It's normal at that age.
    Our 6 month hens give a double-yolker nearly every day. But as hens get older, double-yolkers are less common.


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