Will double-yoke eggs hatch?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by littledear, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. littledear

    littledear Chirping

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    Has anyone hatched a double-yoke egg? I have one that I felt almost sure was a double yoke egg that I placed in my incubator and it is developing. The shell on the egg is so thick that I am not positive that it is a double yoke egg; however when I candled it after it started to develop it looked like I had two seperate yokes. Will hatching be a problem?
     

  2. i have read posts here about people hatching double yolks. Some made it, some didn't. Try a search on "hatching double yolks" and you should be able to find them.
     
  3. psue

    psue Songster

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    Good luck Littledear!
    What an interesting delema.
    P.Sue
     
  4. littledear

    littledear Chirping

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    Thank you!
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Songster

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    It would be very difficult due to positioning of the youngsters at hatching and sufficient gas and water exchange from the embryonic membranes. In many cases the embryos develop and then die in the 2nd week of development.
     

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