Whoa! Check out this whopper!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wjallen05, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Songster

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    Look what one of my (22 week old) Leghorn gals laid the other day! I couldn't believe it!! It was a double yolk. This is the third double yolk I've gotten from her since she started laying.

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    In comparrison to the other Leghorn eggs...

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  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    [​IMG] Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. supermommy

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    Yikes, that had to have been a little painful [​IMG]
     
  4. large1

    large1 In the Brooder

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    You should probably give here an ice pack or a pillow to sit on.[​IMG]
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Poor girl! That sure is a whopper of an egg!! [​IMG]
     
  6. LA~Poulet

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    Wowsers! This is sort of unrelated, but a guy my DH works with was telling him yesterday how many years ago he worked for a poultry farmer that selectively chose hens who regularly laid double yolks, and somehow developed a flock of them. Is that possible or was the guy yanking DH's chain?
     
  7. Mrs. Glassman

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    LA~Poulet :

    Wowsers! This is sort of unrelated, but a guy my DH works with was telling him yesterday how many years ago he worked for a poultry farmer that selectively chose hens who regularly laid double yolks, and somehow developed a flock of them. Is that possible or was the guy yanking DH's chain?

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    Wondering the same thing!​
     
  8. Horsewell

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    wow that things huge! poor girl [​IMG]
     
  9. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    LA~Poulet :

    Wowsers! This is sort of unrelated, but a guy my DH works with was telling him yesterday how many years ago he worked for a poultry farmer that selectively chose hens who regularly laid double yolks, and somehow developed a flock of them. Is that possible or was the guy yanking DH's chain?

    I really don't know but one of my local supermarkets sells double-yolkers by the dozen all the time (of course, I don't buy them)! It appears to me that they must have hens that reliably lay double-yolkers or they wouldn't be able to do this. There are as many cartons of double-yolkers as other types of eggs in their refrigerated case.

    Before I had chickens producing my own eggs, I did buy some of these and, yes, they were all double-yolkers!​
     

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