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Twins!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jharper, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a double yolk in the incubator right now and both yolks are fertilized, and I'm at week two. They are growing still. Would they need assistance on hatching out? If so what are some suggestions?
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I hope they both live and this is my first time incubating chicken eggs. I have raised quail eggs in an incubator when I was younger.
     
  4. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That wouldbe cool twins but i have read that twins cant survive as they run out of room in the shell. Someone said they assited hatch and got one but they claim the other always dies ..but never say never in life.
    Good luck to your twins hope they BOTH make it
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've heard of twin hatches where both survived, so I'll give them a chance and hope for the best. [​IMG] they'll beat the odds!
     
  6. SymanSaysFarms

    SymanSaysFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to say good luck with your twins!!! I, too, have heard of a successful twin hatching (with assistance) but it's really rare. Keep us posted on how they're doing!
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    normally one dies or both die before you ever get them to hatch. best to not set double yolk eggs cause thats a heck of stink bomb if it goes bad and can risk the entire hatch
     
  8. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mean its a pretty big egg, though. I hope they won't die. Because I am so excited to have twins. I will keep a close eye on them.
     
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  9. Chicken Tamer

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    Ohhhh! Cant wait for them to hatch!
     
  10. bazwould

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    We had twins hatch but as we have never had chickens before we didnt know it was rare. The both surrvived . Unfortunetly Savron was bitten by a snake and died at 8 months old. We still have Lucretius who yesterday hatched her own chicks.
     

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