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Two eggs = 3 chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cutiepieacres, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got eggs hatching right now. Some Serama eggs and 7 black copper marans. The incubaor is in my room so I woke up to the sound of peeping. Looking into the window I saw thee chicks looks like a Serama and a black copper Maran and another smaller BCM. Looking around still, I spot the Serama's empty shell and the 1 BCM shell but no other shells, to be seen. I still have more hatching so I cant open it up but I have looked VERY careuly and none of the othe eggs are hollow!

    I think maybe both BCM babies came from a single egg!! If so they grew and hatched normally on their own, one is just about 1/2 size of the other.
     
  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!!



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  3. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    That is certainly cool if it is the case.

    Kind of like a surprise two for one special?
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    That certainly can happen! Cool!!!!!!!! Hope the smaller twin makes it.... Get your camera! Go! NOW!!!!

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  5. prinls

    prinls Out Of The Brooder

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    I always thought that the double yolkers wouldn't hatch. I'm dying to know.[​IMG]
     
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking with one being greatly smaller than the other it was probably a double yolker! Very cool!

    I would be interested in seeing that egg--did they each pip out different ends? One pip first and the other just pushed out the same hole?
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    there was a great threadon this just a few days ago, search for it, her pics were amazing
     
  8. laurenlulu

    laurenlulu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That is awesome! And BC Marans no less!

    I'd love to see pictures too!
     
  9. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow and they hatched without assistance, that really is rare. Major congrats!
     
  10. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so heres a pic of the "twin" chicks.
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    They sure look a like, but they are infact not, while running around in the inubator they kicked around a couple eggs and one that looked intact was a shell. So I have three healthy babies from 3 normal eggs.... I looked and looked so long the first time I was sure but I guess you see what you want to, lol!
     

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