two embryos in one egg

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  1. chuckmecuk

    chuckmecuk New Egg

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    Hi im new to this anyone no anything bout two chicks in the one egg i put 42 eggs in my incubator and candled at six days and ive two embryos in one egg anyone any ideas
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like you have a double yolker developing. This is relatively rare and usually ends with both embryos dying since there isn't enough room in the egg. However, there is still a chance of them hatching and may be very interesting to observe. I've never personally had any double yolker eggs develop, but several other people have.

    Here are some links detailing the stories of double yolkers:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/104245/double-yolker-yolk-hatched-video-p-16-13-week-pics-p-51
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/828850/double-yolker-on-day-14
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/425922/bad-news-incubating-double-yolker-dies
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/680819/twin-chickens-double-yolker-fixing-to-hatch-help-me/70
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/247072/double-yolk-egg-fertilzed
     
  3. Skylercarr

    Skylercarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's very rare and unfortunately they may not survive. But I wish you luck and let us know if they survive or not.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Oops forgot to say sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  7. gotro17

    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!!!
     
  8. Chookepie

    Chookepie Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep your fingers crossed on that egg!

    And: [​IMG]
     
  9. chuckmecuk

    chuckmecuk New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the comments and all the hatching vibes it will be interesting to see if they survive or even how far they get cause i never seen anythin like this before ill put up some pictures latr Well if this hatch goes well im up to half my quota 100 that i aimed to have for the spring forsale
     
  10. Chookepie

    Chookepie Out Of The Brooder

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    Good on you!
     

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