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Will a double yolk egg develop into a healthy chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ARose4Heaven, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    If it is fertile, of course, will a double yolk egg develop into a single, healthy chick...or do I get twins? I have one RIR hen always lays huge double yolked eggs.

  2. I have always heard that you can get twins but i have had no luck at hatching double yolked eggs whatsoever.
  3. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    You will probably have 2 develop and 1 died or both die. Someone has done it, but they had to help it out. The chances are one or both will die. One will develop at the smaller end and may drown or get crushed during hatching. You can set it, but you may have to help them out. You'd be lucky to get one and even luckier for both to get out alive.
  4. mulia24

    mulia24 Songster

    i never got double yolk eggs. but i hope your will doing well if you try to set it. [​IMG]
  5. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    I heard its been done, dont know for sure the outcome. I think I may have a double yolker in my bator now...my hatch is due Sept 11th...

    go to you tube to see it...there is a video, do a search for twin chicks hatching or baby chicks hatching, twins...something along those lines and you can see it.

    good luck.
  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    There is a video on YouTube of twins that hatched and both were alive and well. In the same batch was another set of twins and only one of those lived.
  7. muddypuddles

    muddypuddles Songster

    May 19, 2009

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