Very Large double yolked eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DeniseJo, May 31, 2010.

  1. DeniseJo

    DeniseJo Hatching

    Nov 13, 2009
    I have seven 6 month old hens and one of them is laying very large double yolked eggs. These eggs are 2x bigger then everyone else. I have heard this can rupture the hen and then you have to kill her. Anyone know?
  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    They often lay HUGE double and even tripled yolk eggs when they first start laying. Once she gets her 'plumbing' working right you'll start getting regular size single yolks eggs. I've never heard of it rupturing a hen. I'll tell you, when mine first starting laying, we had several days where I had WAY more double yolks than singles. Now that they are a little over a year old, I haven't gotten a double yolk in forever.........

    Makes you feel bad for them laying those huge things, though, doesn't it? [​IMG]

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