TRIPLE YOLK!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lindslee, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. lindslee

    lindslee New Egg

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    Was shocked to crack an egg and discover a triple yolker, followed by THREE SETS of doubles!! These were from our old lady (3 yrs) RIR hen, who until now has only produced single yolks! We were amazed...do these multiple yolks happen often?? Thanks!
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it does not happen often and is considered a reproductive issue. It is not wise to hatch an egg with so many yolks but it won't harm the hen. She is older and simply let too many yolks drop in the egg making process. Enjoy them when they come.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Lucky you! Triple yolk eggs are rare, though doubles are fairly common.
     
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