Why am I getting so many duck eggs with double yolks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bufforp89, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    My khaki campbells have been laying since August. I am still getting really HUGE double yolkers, maybe 1-2 a day from my now 4 girls. Why am I still getting so many? I sell their eggs to hatch and eat and they are really messing things up for me! Anyone know why I am getting such a huge ammount of double yolk eggs?
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    How old are they?

    In chickens, I've seen more giant eggs and double yolkers in the older hens.

    This might be true with Ducks, waiting to hear from the experts on this.....We've only had ducks since fathers day of this year, so we're in the learning mode.
     
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    Right around 6 months.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I am getting a lot of TINY double yolkers. They are so cute! LOL

    Inconsistency in size, double yolked eggs, the occasional soft shell are all common in new layers...ducks OR chickens.
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Fertility drugs in the feed? [​IMG]
    I have no idea really, but I would change my feed.
     
  6. Happyflower

    Happyflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because you are special! [​IMG]
     
  7. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Just lucky!

    We had several hens who laid a LOT of double yolkers when they were younger. Now we almost never get one. My theory is that when they are young their ovulation is not as well regulated and so there are two ova released rather than one.

    But that's just talking through my hat as I haven't bothered to look it up or anything like that. Makes sense though, no?
     

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