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Old 08-31-2018, 09:57 PM
 
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It was a serious question. I assumed people would understand I meant a fertilized egg with two yolks which obviously would or should turn into chicks. I guess I can't take anything for granted. By twins I mean two chicks coming from one egg. Is this possible?
I google it, and it's possible for two chicks to come from one egg although it's extremely rare for both chicks to survive. This is from a backyard chicken forum.

"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."

https://www.backyardchickens.com/thr...chicks.624163/
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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I just found this picture and I had to post it.
And of course, I had to post its opposite.
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Mountain girl trapped on the beach
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I have chickens and the double yolk is a reproductive tract hiccup. They will also lay eggs with no shell. Or, a tiny egg with just the white.
What would this look like? Would it just be the yolk and white in the membrane that's usually under the shell?
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: SC
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What would this look like? Would it just be the yolk and white in the membrane that's usually under the shell?

It depends. I just got a tiny shell less blue egg last week. But I know who laid it. It was a game hen, and she hadn't been laying for a while(trying to hatch eggs), so her first egg back in action.....ooopsed out a shelless egg. Just membrane and egg white.

The hens are ware when they need to lay an egg. I am sure there is some level of sensation, but of course I wouldn't know what.

Or, if they need calcium, the egg shell is very delicate and brittle. Easily gets crushed in the nest box.

But no, the ooops eggs, I have never seen them with the yolk.

Many times, it will be the pullets who have just started laying eggs that pop out all sorts of interesting eggs
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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We got an oddball egg about a month ago...it was one of our Easter eggers...small and perfectly round, like a powder blue ping pong ball.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Mountain girl trapped on the beach
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It depends. I just got a tiny shell less blue egg last week. But I know who laid it. It was a game hen, and she hadn't been laying for a while(trying to hatch eggs), so her first egg back in action.....ooopsed out a shelless egg. Just membrane and egg white.

The hens are ware when they need to lay an egg. I am sure there is some level of sensation, but of course I wouldn't know what.

Or, if they need calcium, the egg shell is very delicate and brittle. Easily gets crushed in the nest box.

But no, the ooops eggs, I have never seen them with the yolk.

Many times, it will be the pullets who have just started laying eggs that pop out all sorts of interesting eggs
That's really weird and interesting, thanks for the reply.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:32 PM
 
Location: SC
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That's really weird and interesting, thanks for the reply.
It is interesting, isn't it. I am new to poultry, only having started in 2011. It has been a wonderful learning experience.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:12 PM
 
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OK, y'all. I JUST got around to buying a box of Jumbo size eggs. Well I tried a few times before and always missed out because they were not in stock.

Anyway. The result?

NOT A SINGLE DOUBLE YOLK. You guys let me down, LOL! At least the yolk of a Jumbo size egg is noticeably larger than a "large" one. But then, there's more white, too.

I gave up on the idea of trying to save the whites for bird bread when I realized JUST HOW MUCH EGG WHITE there is in a dozen large eggs. I'd have to be feeding bird bread to most of the tropical rain forest denizens, LOL!
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I've only consistently gotten double yolks in jumbo eggs when buying them from a store which purchases them from a local farm.
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Old Yesterday, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Most of our double yolks come from hens (duck and chicken) that have been through molt and are starting to lay again.

Someone mentioned doubles being twins. They would be but there isn't enough room in the shell for two chicks to fully develop. I broke open what I was sure was a double yolk when the egg was no longer viable. It looked like one chick stopped developing and died before the other. I make sure hens don't keep doubles now.
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