two chicks??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bleu, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. bleu

    bleu Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens lays a double yolker once a week, the rest are single. My hens run with the roosters so all the eggs are pretty much fertilzed and I noticed, when Iwas fixing eggs for breakfast, that both of the yolks were fertilzed. I wonder if two chicks can develop in one egg and live??[​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They can develop, but will be unlikly to make it. Run out of space and nutrients pretty fast in one even jumbo egg. You can search and find a few threads about double yolk eggs and possible development.
     
  3. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    only one person here has hatched twins that lived
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    And if that case is the one I am thinking of... it may have been "fake" too. I want to say speckled hen got close, but the chicks died.
     

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