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Several Double Yolks Per Week

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Spankykitty, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Spankykitty

    Spankykitty New Egg

    Mar 26, 2012
    I have a hen who is continually laying double yolks. Several per week. I read it is a 1 in 1000 occurrence. So how is this happening to us? Should I call Guinness? [​IMG]
  2. MercedesBender

    MercedesBender Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2012
    Oswayo, PA
    Oh, I'm interested in hearing any more knowledgeable responses to this myself. I have one big hen that has consistently laid double-yolkers for over a year now.
  3. peepmommy

    peepmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2012
    I also have a hen that lays about 1 per week. When something scares them, I find that I have less eggs the next day, but I get a couple of double yolkers the following! We had a thunderstorm 2 nights ago, had 5 eggs yesterday (9 hens) and today had 3 double yolkers+6 regular eggs! :)
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    I miss my double yolk eggs!! When my girls were under a year old, we got several double yolks a week. Now, at 18 month old, I never get any.
  5. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2010
    I had a cornish rock hen who laid a double yoker 5-6 days a week as well! She was the biggest friendliest hen ever. If they weren't so large and stinky I would be tempted to get more, lol. Enjoy your eggs!

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