What happens if i try to hatch a double yolk egg?

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  1. king tail

    king tail Show Jumping Dreamer Premium Member

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    I have a double yolk egg, and I am going to hatch some chicks soon. I was wondering what would happen if I tried to hatch it.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might get twins but the chances are very low. It doesn't hurt to try.
     
  3. king tail

    king tail Show Jumping Dreamer Premium Member

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    ok, thanks! i will try[​IMG]
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When two chicks hatch from the same egg, the egg usually has two yolks. Usually, one embryo out competes the other and only one chick survives to hatch. Many time both embryos die before hatch. We have no knowledge of Siamese twin chicks ever being hatched.
     
  5. king tail

    king tail Show Jumping Dreamer Premium Member

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    ok, thanks!
     

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