What's with all these double yolk eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickybaby, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Chickybaby

    Chickybaby Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2008
    NC - paradise!
    [​IMG] I've heard that it happens from time to time, but it seems my girls are the queens of the double yolk eggs! The are Lt Brahmas and started laying the end of August. They are just now starting to get reliable. With 4 pullets laying we are getting 3-4 eggs a day. We seem to have an abundance of double yolkers lately. Yesterday we cracked 6 eggs, 4 of which had double yolks. One of those was a normal size egg, the others slightly larger but not much. We got an egg yesterday that won't even fit in a carton, it is HUGE. I'll take a picture before we crack it, just in case. Is it possible to have a triple yolk egg - or more? If so, I'm guessing this will be it! [​IMG] Anyone know why we have so many of these eggs? Not complaining, just wondering... Thanks!
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    thats pretty normal for young layers takes awhile to get all the kinks out
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I want some!!! We haven't had a double yolker yet....
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Mine layed a lot of double yokers in the beginning too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Lucky you.

    We haven't had any yet.
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Fry em up [​IMG]
  7. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    my ducks have been laying them regular and my chickens just started laying them. [​IMG] Double yolkers are cool.. at least from my end.. not sure about the pullet's end! [​IMG]
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    We have one BR that lays 2 double yolkers a week. Congrats on the multiple double yolker layers and keep feeding them what you're feeding them!!! [​IMG]
  9. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Must be some happy chickens! You're doing something very right.
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    My white leghorns lay lots of double yolkers. Double yolkers are my favorite for fried eggs.

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