Think I have a double yolker, gonna need all the help I can get!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by guinea fowl galore, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    so I put a huge egg in the incubator without thinking, typical me [​IMG] and I candled yesterday and it sure looks like theres two in there. so I was wondering what I am going to have to do when it is hatch time. I will need all the advice anyone can give me.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Oh my goodness. I really don't know, All I can offer is support, Don't you think you should remove the egg from the bator? I would really like to help [​IMG] ..........someone will know on the BYC [​IMG]
     
  3. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    well I kinda want to give it a chance and I think that removing the egg from the incubator is just the same as killing a chick, the only difference is that you can't see the chick in the egg slowly dying.
    Just my opinion [​IMG]
     
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Hope it hatches alright do you think their are going to be 2 chicks come from that egg?
     
  5. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    SOOOOOO many people have attempted and failed to hatch a double yolker.

    The reason so few hatch is that an egg is meant to have one hatchling, so when two develops, the problem does indeed occur at the time that they begin to hatch. When they begin to push out, one will push against the other, killing it. Since the other is so soft, the one pushing never gets a good....push, so to speak, and seldom hatches.


    There is a thread on BYC documenting success! I must say, it is a BYC classic....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=104245


    I wish you success on the hatch!

    Claudia
     
  6. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen hatched two eggs last year but somehow we ended up with three chicks. Someone explain that.
     
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  7. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    Quote:I hope so [​IMG]
     
  8. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    What I was thinking of doing is when it pips or when the others have hatched is to break away the shell being VERY carfull and hatch it out, if they can't hatch themselves.
     
  9. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    Quote:It's great hearing success stories.
     
  10. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard of it being sucsessful. There is a video on youtube where someone did hatch two chicks out of one egg, I'll see if I can find it.

    Yep found it here you go. There are two parts to it.
     
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