What would happen with a fertile double yolker?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by collingwood, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. My chicken has been laying double yolkers and I was wondering what'd happen if I put them under my broody?
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Do a search on the incubating section. I know several folks have tried this but it usually results in death to both chicks. There's just not enough room in the shell for two babies.
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Most responsible hatchers will not set an egg that is suspected to be double yolked. The outcome is rarely good and even IF you do manage to get two chicks to the point of hatch they are generally compromised when compared to chicks hatched from single yolked eggs.
  4. I was only wondering! I would never put one under! I just wanted to know what'd happen!
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