Question How to tell if eggs are double yolkers?

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  1. Bamboochicken

    Bamboochicken Member Premium Member

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    Hi everyone. I wondered how to tell if eggs are double yolkers or not?
     
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    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Just because an egg is large or mis-shapen doesn't mean it will be a double yolker.
    I had a white Australorp that laid 90gram eggs routinely.
    Never produced a double.
    Other than candling the egg, there is no way to tell until you break it open.
    Large & double yolkers are usually laid by hens in their final egg laying years.
     
  3. DarrenP

    DarrenP Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    We've had quite a few large eggs, but no double yolkers as yet. When hens start to lay, they tend to lay smaller eggs, then as time goes by the eggs get larger.
     
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    When I had my chooks I never personally got a double yoker, but I used to give some to my daughter in law and she got 2 double yolkers in a row :shock:
     
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    That sounds nice
     
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