This Can't be Normal!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redsoxrule, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. redsoxrule

    redsoxrule Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the WEIRDEST thing. Our three hens have been laying for about a month now. So far we have gotten 2 double yolkers! (one we know is a double and the other we just got this morning is huge, so I'm guessing it's a double yolker) My poor girl! the egg weighs like a 1/4 of her weight it soooo weird!
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    It is normal. I had a three yolk one in the first month of mine laying. They say that when they are first starting that it takes a while for their systems to settle. [​IMG]
     
  3. gretchen

    gretchen Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are all relatively new layers and one of my EEs gives me a double yolker at least 2x a week. The others seem to do it once or twice but poor Penny is consistent, then she skips a day of laying and takes a break, a well deserved one too!
     
  4. redsoxrule

    redsoxrule Out Of The Brooder

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    I never thought that this was normal.

    How long does it last?
     
  5. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes them til they are about 6 months old or more until they start layig normal eggs, I've had

    double yokers from several breeds

    rubber shells

    no shells

    double colored shells

    speckled shells

    no yolks

    etc

    these have all disapeared by 7 months....
     
  6. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    oh [​IMG] I like it when I get speckled shells. What causes that anyways?
     
  7. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I knew what causes the specks, I still have one hen laying a light brown egg with dark spots, I love the way they look. She's been putting out less and less as she gets older.
     
  8. Layin Eggs

    Layin Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our hens just started to lay 12 days ago. We have gotten about 17 eggs so far. This morning both my husband and I cracked open double yolkers. :eek:
    Most of the eggs we have gotten so far were small pullet size but these two we opened were more like full sized Large to extra large eggs. (2.25 ounces).
    I was wondering if it was the same hen laying the double yolkers.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Double yolkers are quite common in new layers, however, there are some birds genetically predisposed to laying doubles.
     
  10. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normally chickens lay double yolks because thier reproductive system hasn't mature. Our current chickens which started laying hasn't lay a double yolk, soft shell but the eggs are on the smaller size which I prefer.
     

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