Will a Double-Yolk Egg Hatch Two Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bullitt, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious about something.

    Will an egg with two yolks hatch two chicks, or will the chicks not survive?
     
  2. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand that often there are problems and they don't hatch but it can happen. There are threads here and you can check out this You tube video
     
  3. I had a hen and she hatched ALOT of chicks in her life time. One was a double yoker. One gray chick and one black were in one VERY long egg. They lived.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A double yolk egg can hatch, but generally they do not.
     
  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You never know!! , its like taking chances. but most of the time they never make it.
     
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  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed was the hen?

    It is interesting that you would get two different looking chicks in one egg. That makes me suspect the father was a different breed than the mother.

    I thought a double-yolk egg seemed like it would be too crowded for the chicks. I guess it can work out if the two chicks don't kick each other to death inside the egg.
     
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  7. I think she was a buff orpington cross with a lot of other breeds in her (she died because a haybale fell on her and her nest) and the rooster had RIr blood in him. we never realy specialized in chicken breeds.
     
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  8. lachie

    lachie New Egg

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    can you get eggs from the shop will it hatch
     
  9. lottiebirdy

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    Supermarket eggs shouldn't hatch if they come from a farm specializing in eggs, as they normally don't have cockerels. Sometimes local farms might, though.
     
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