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Old 08-27-2018, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I love the jumbo eggs I get at Winco. This morning I'm cracking open 4 eggs out of a new dozen and had 2 with double yolks. Awesome.

I never had double yolks when I bought large eggs. In fact, I never even saw double yolks until I started using the jumbos.

Does anyone here get double yolks or do you have chickens that lay double yolks?
We generally get large eggs, rarely jumbo and have had a lot more double yolks than we used to get. I don't know why. It used to be a novelty to get a double yoke, now it isn't so usual.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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I've never seen a triple yolk egg, as one poster mentioned. I'd love that! My mother used to know of a place in Pittsburgh, PA, where you could buy special cartons of eggs that were all double yolked. I wish I would have asked her where she got them, although it would be a pretty long trip for me to go there and buy them.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I have chickens and we only get them occasionally.
Well, you have the best eggs!
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I'd be over the moon cuz I only eat the yolks... generally have 3 each morning. Only once I bought eggs at Whole Foods & 9 were double yolks & 3 were triples! Amazing... the entire carton. Never had doubles or triples again (not even 1) & that was 30-yrs ago. Good to know it happens with jumbos, cuz I'll only buy them from now on. I've noticed that many markets here don't have jumbos... only small or large, at least when I shop.

Interesting that so many of you have chickens. I've never had a fresh egg... gosh, I'd love that.
Ok, I'll bite - why do you only eat the yolks? I know lots of people eat only the whites because they are trying to avoid the extra fat and cholesterol, but I've never heard of only eating the yolks.

As for the OP's question, I get double yolks sometimes in extra large eggs, I don't think I've ever seen one in large eggs. It's usually a random isolated thing, but I did get a carton once that had 5 or 6. I had hardboiled them to make deviled eggs, and it was so weird to see hard boiled double yolked eggs!

I don't generally buy jumbo eggs, but maybe I'll try and see if I get any doubles - I think they are supposed to be good luck.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I used to just eat the yolks when I was younger. I didn't like the whites of eggs. Nowdays, all I eat are scrambled eggs.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Double yolks are usually from very young hens. As they mature, their reproductive organs settle down and work more like they should.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:35 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Yes, I recently discovered that the jumbo eggs from Trader Joe's often have double yolks. Double yolks seemed fairly commonplace back in my long-ago youth, but TJ's were the first I had seen in many years.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I get my eggs fresh from friends who own a ranch about an hour away. They have about 40 chickens--the original 15 were adults and proven layers, the next 20 were chicks they hatched and are now old enough to start laying, and there were another 5 they picked up here and there of various ages. So there's quite a few that are doing the double-yolk thing. Myself and another friend who buys our eggs from them have both found double-yolked eggs. I thought it was pretty neat.
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Old 08-27-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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I hate egg whites. I LOVE THE YOLKS! With all this genetic engineering, how about coming up with a chicken that lays giant yolks and little or no whites? Well that's not going to happen given that it would throw the whole hatching-the-next generation thing right out the window, but it's my dream ...

I think I'm going to start putting the whites aside and freezing them to add to the next batch of bird bread. It'll be good for the birds. Then I can have my cholesterol-laden-but-yummy yolks pretty much all by themselves. (I hate waste, can't have meringue since I'm diabetic, I feel the need to do SOMETHING with the whites - other than eat them)
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:22 PM
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Location: CO, for awhile...
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Ok, I'll bite - why do you only eat the yolks? I know lots of people eat only the whites because they are trying to avoid the extra fat and cholesterol, but I've never heard of only eating the yolks.
Well, emm, they beat me to it. No pun intended... beat, eggs. It's not that uncommon, although I've known far more who eat whites only. To me, egg whites have a rubbery texture I don't enjoy, don't taste good & smell like wet dog, especially scrambled... I also feel so nauseous if I eat an egg white, I have to lie down... no kidding... so perhaps my revulsion is due to allergy??

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I used to just eat the yolks when I was younger. I didn't like the whites of eggs. Nowdays, all I eat are scrambled eggs.
I wish I could eat scrambled, cuz 3 egg yolks doesn't fill me. When I was a kid, my brother would eat the whites of hardboiled eggs & I'd eat the yellows. Once a friend heard me say, "Do you want to split an egg?" to him & she asked if that were cuz we were so poor.

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Yes, I recently discovered that the jumbo eggs from Trader Joe's often have double yolks. Double yolks seemed fairly commonplace back in my long-ago youth, but TJ's were the first I had seen in many years.
Thank you for that... I just moved to IN & have a TJ's somewhere nearby, so I'm going to buy my next dozen of jumbos there.

I'm so envious of all of you who find twins in commercial eggs or have farms nearby or chickens outside the door. I've heard that chickens eat fleas & ticks & therefore prevent other animals from being infested with them. Unsure if that's true... but, this big city girl will believe anything you tell me about farm animals.
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