Twin chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicabee19, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Is it possible for an egg with 2 yolks to hatch out twin chicks?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's next to impossible. Speckledhen tried it and they got to the end of incubation and ended up dying.
  3. Chicken Lover #50

    Chicken Lover #50 Hatching

    Aug 31, 2008
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  4. thepetpaw

    thepetpaw Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    That would be really cool but there isnt much room in the egg for one - i would be suprised if it could form two!!
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    the person who asked me this says the egg is enormous.
  6. purplepoen

    purplepoen Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    It's rare but it has happened. It's best not to try though because you can end up with really messed up chicks out of the deal and there's no need to put little baby birds through that.
  7. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    yes it is possible but very slim chances usually they die right before hatch. if they do make it they live a very short life and usually have like 3 or 4 legs or double headed ect. or the extra limbs die off, it depends how the 2nd twin is attached and what connects them.

    there is even with room usually not enough room for them in egg so they either die in shell or are born as conjoined siamese twins, i think that's what they r called. i've never heard of a set of actual identical twins hatching from them from 2 complete sets of yolk/white within not attched together. it's always been conjoined somehow like it is with people but there maybe cases of it i just haven't heard. if u look at the ripleye's believe it or not site online u can see some with 4 legs ect.
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  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Conjoined would be if one embryo split into two and they didn't fully seperate. Since it's two seperate yolks, they shouldn't combine into one embryo. I think someone on here may have hatched a double yolker and had the chicks survive.
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    I hatch one ,but both died before they dry off,one had the yolk on the outside.

    Didnt know it was a double yolk untill I check them at day 7.
    no they were not connected.

    One must have pip and open the egg. neither had got all the way out.
  10. lillihen77

    lillihen77 Chirping

    Sep 15, 2015
    Spirit lake Idaho
    I'm on day 18 for my twins.they are both same size inside and the egg is enormous and shaped perfectly :/ I truly hope they make it to full hatch. I've been very careful and very adamant on checking/candling. They are both moving and look "normal" ? I will keep you posted :)

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