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stupid question number 43 - double yolk-ed eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gypsi, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Gypsi

    Gypsi Songster

    Well this morning for breakfast I cracked the 2 beautiful big eggs my barred rocks laid last week. And they both had double yolks. And were delicious.

    So the stupid questions are:

    1. Is this common with barred rocks?
    2. what would happen if these had been fertile and developed into chicks?

    It's all yours, you opened the thread... I seek enlightenment! [​IMG]:) [​IMG]:weee
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The large egg layers sometimes pop out a double yolker, but it's not on a regular basis. Double yolkers usually don't hatch, but on a RARE, RARE, RARE occasion do & you'll get deformed chicks.
  3. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    i got a couple double yolkers when my first flock started laying, and i think they all came from my Cinnamon Queen. none from my Barred Rock though
  4. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    So far the all regular sized eggs from my Cuckoo Marans have been double yolkers they just started a week ago and with all the heat some of them are on the every other day schedule...
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Double yolks are pretty common when pullets first start laying, but get less frequent as they work the "kinks" out of their system. I have a bunch of different breeds and haven't noticed it being more likely in any one breed. As far as incubating them while I've seen the very occasional success story I think it's one of those things that falls into the --Just because you can doesn't mean that you should catagory. Most often it ends badly with at least one chick and more often both of them not making it. What is really sad is that they often develop fully, but due the the crowding in the egg and no hard surface to push on (just the other chick instead of the shell) it's quite common for them to die while trying to hatch.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010

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