What are the odds???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JFW, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. JFW

    JFW Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife got her first egg on 10/14. She was bouncing off the walls when I got home (we got one, we got one). The egg had a double yolk. What are the odds of that happening???
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty good. Pullets tend to lay quite a few double (and sometimes more) yolkers why their systems are getting up and running. The doubles kind of fade away after they've been laying for a few months. Congrats on the first egg, it's a great feeling.
     
  3. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:first, [​IMG] second, the odds of it being a double yolker being the first egg laid? I can't really tell ya, so someone with more experience will have a better answer. My first egg, LOL, I was just like your wife bouncing off the walls had to call DH who is out of town working just to tell him, he laughed at me. my first egg was just a wee bit larger than a quarter LOL. now they are kinda big and I have gotten a couple triple yolkers :-D

    In Any event I stopped by to congratulate you and to welcome you to BYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Doubles show up a lot early on [​IMG] So the odds aren't as bad as you might think.
     
  5. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With that said about odds being good, none of my currently laying pullets have had double yolks, so YMMV. The pipes in my girls seem to be working well out of the box.
     
  6. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:are you saying you've seen more than two yolks? How about that...
     
  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:are you saying you've seen more than two yolks? How about that...

    I haven't had any triples here, but I've seen several post (with pics) of them and even a couple egg within an egg oddballs where there is a fully formed/shelled egg incased in another one. Doubles are pretty common with pullets, the triples are much less so, but not unheard of.
     

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