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So... my girl started laying YAY! But is this a double yolk'er?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Webbigail, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Webbigail

    Webbigail In the Brooder

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    My Cayuga started laying about a week ago and yesterday she laid the same size egg as the one to the right (that's actually the egg she laid today). That one was cracked though so I opened it in a bowl and there were two yolks connected and fertilized. Is this happening cause she just started laying for the first time? Is this common? Should I get rid of this egg? Or would twins survive? Help!

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  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Double-yolkers can happen with new layers...at least in chickens. Don't see why it would be different for ducks. Someone even hatched some double yolkers.
     
  3. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

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    I've been getting some double yolkers from my ducks recently ... twice as good !
     
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  4. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    My old pekin Omlet layed double-yolked eggs all through out her laying, I once got two double yolkers from her that were both fertilized by my runner drake, both had twins but I um...*ahem* accidentally killed them both [​IMG]
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    They can be hatched with care... but I would go nuts to eat up a yummy double yolk duck egg!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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