Monday, September 29, 2008

Mammoth Eggs Question

The carton won't close!!!

My smallest Grey Rock hen seems to be laying these HUGE eggs daily.
They have all been double yolkers.
Is this normal?
And if allowed to hatch will they produce twins?
next to a AAA battery and a normal Americana egg in the middle.
Wanna see a dollar disappear?


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh dear...the massively burning question on my mind (and all fellow nerds, I'm sure) is just what do those babies WEIGH??!! I need specifics here, please, and I will be uneasy and disoriented until I get them.

And I was wondering about the whole double yolk = twins thing just the other day. Does that really happen? I've never heard of twin chicks.

Anonymous said...

I read on the BYC forum awhile back that someone had hatched out twins from a double yolker. One had an issue I'm not sure if they always come out healthy and strong.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wanna see another way to make that doallr disappear?

Turn your back......

As a Mama of twins I'd just love to see a set of twins born from a double yolker.

I don't see why they couldn't happen if fertilized. My only concern would be the lack of space in the egg. The chicks would probably be tinier and may even have other health issues due to being compressed so tightly.

Congrats on the double yolkers. IN the beginning we were getting double and triple yolkers almost every day. It was so exciting!

But it petered out and we haven't seen one for months.



GreyWolf said...

farmgirl: I have no idea how much they weigh, but they taste good :)
I guess I could take one over to Angie's and have it weighed. But those 2 have been consumed. Sorry for causing you stress. But if the hen continues to lay these giants in the spring, I will make sure that they are nested to see about twin chicks.
Thanks Ang.
I guess I better go see if my hens still there....;)