Twin Chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickensducks&agoose, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Has it ever happened that 2 chicks came out of the same egg? I know we've all seen double and triple yolkers, and even eggs within eggs... do any of these double situations EVER hatch out a pair of chicks?
     
  2. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good question. I don't see why not.
     
  3. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, it's possible. Several months ago there was a long thread and Youtube video with someone who hatched a double-yolker. She had to help the chicks out because they couldn't properly pip and zip.

    It's not common though....I've read that many times they don't develop or they can't hatch. I've also read about people who ended up with more chicks than there were eggs (ex. 7 chicks from 6 eggs)...so one HAD to have been a double-yolker.
     
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009

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