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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:27 AM

Does anyone on DU know about raising chickens?

This morning I broke a jumbo size white egg to scramble and onto the pan drops two full size, same size yolks. Is this common? I usually buy large eggs. What would have been the outcome if the egg had been allowed to hatch?

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Reply Does anyone on DU know about raising chickens? (Original post)
in2herbs Jul 2018 OP
DUgosh Jul 2018 #1
tblue37 Jul 2018 #2
SharonClark Jul 2018 #3
DownFromTheMountain Jul 2018 #4
DownFromTheMountain Jul 2018 #5
Tipperary Jul 2018 #6
MissMillie Jul 2018 #8
Tipperary Jul 2018 #13
MissMillie Jul 2018 #7
ADX Jul 2018 #9
in2herbs Jul 2018 #10
Kali Jul 2018 #15
in2herbs Jul 2018 #17
Kali Jul 2018 #19
Brother Buzz Jul 2018 #11
thbobby Jul 2018 #12
Kali Jul 2018 #14
Major Nikon Jul 2018 #16
jpak Jul 2018 #18
elleng Jul 2018 #20
zanana1 Jul 2018 #21

Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:30 AM

1. Two chics

If the eggs were fertilized by rooster 🐥🐥

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:32 AM

2. I'll raise you two chickens and a duck. nt

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:36 AM

3. Your egg wasn't fertilized so there would be no hatching.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:37 AM

4. Alright all right, settle down..yes I keep a small flock of laying Buff Orpingtons...ask me anything

Fire away.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:40 AM

5. Hormones if its a store egg.

We still get store eggs sometimes and we got a run of double yolks, figure it's excess hormones...true they need to be roostered to hatch...

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Response to DownFromTheMountain (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:59 AM

6. I have chickens and they get no hormones. One routinely lays double yolks.

 

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:04 PM

8. genetics, maybe?

Humans have eggs that split, and it's hereditary.


(Just say, "Thank you Captain Obvious!"

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:02 PM

13. Lol, who knows? I love it though. Always fun to find. Only the biggest chicken does this, not

 

the smaller ones.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:03 PM

7. no

just cooking them.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:15 PM

9. Ask Ivana Chump..

 

...she raised a couple of them.

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Response to ADX (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:25 PM

10. Thanks for the replies. I've been interested in raising chickens but I'll have to

continue to eat store bought. The presence of chickens and eggs will bring in even more coyotes, bobcats, and snakes than usual. My one horse has already been bitten four different times by rattlers. They come into the barn area to eat the eggs the quails lay.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:18 PM

15. 4 times?!!

is it usable? usually when a horse has survived a snake bite they are pretty much useless any more after that. I had a dog that kept getting bit but she finally died after the 4th time.

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Response to Kali (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 06:46 PM

17. Thanks to the wonders of alternative medicine he survived each rattlesnake bite and we continued

to ride the trails until I retired him last year. He is 31 years old.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 07:45 PM

19. Well palliative care is about all you can do anyway. My experience with livestock and snakebites

is they either make it or they don't. Antivenin is expensive as hell and I don't know if you can even get it for veterinary purposes any more. Doesn't much matter what you do but keep them near food and water. I suspect some or all of your animal's bites were close to dry bites or there is no way you could have kept using him.

extreme swelling to lower legs and feet can founder a horse and bites to the face will often cause breathing problems and that tends to make them kind of brain dead ever after - maybe an explanation for not avoiding multiple bites? Scary dealing with it, I know. My youngest son was bitten when he was 18 months old. took a helicopter ride and 12 vials of antivenin. Glad we had a local hospital and Dr that knew what to do.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:32 PM

11. Not common, but I found one once, and it was 'store bought'

Now, a triple yolker, that would be something the crow about

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:00 PM

12. My grandparents raised free range chickens when I was a child

Double yolk eggs are uncommon but does occasionally happen.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:12 PM

14. it is more common than you might think

usually get sorted out at the "factory" so you normally can't buy them. there is a restaurant in Tucson that serves double yolk eggs as a bit of a gimmick. (the Hungry Fox on Broadway if anybody cares

I have had them from hens inconsistently, in other words I don't think you can select/breed for the trait. don't know if twin hatchings happen.

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Response to Kali (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 01:36 PM

16. Exactly

Mass egg producers will typically cull out the double yolks, so if you have your own chickens or get them from a smaller producer doubles are more common, but still quite infrequent.

If you are cooking them alone, then doubles are something of a novelty, but they can throw off some recipes because the types of proteins are in different quantities. It's not really a big deal, but enough of one that mass producers try to cull them so that they have a more consistent product.

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Response to Kali (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 07:11 PM

18. Jack DeCoster used to give the candled double-yolkers to his employee

2 dozen a week.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 08:08 PM

20. mopinko's a CHAMP!

Check her out (if you can catch her!)

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 09:12 AM

21. My father sure didn't.

He bought a bunch of chicks, built a chicken coop, etc. He was born and raised in the city, no farming experience. The chicks started growing until finally one morning, we heard a rooster crow. It turned out they were all roosters! He never heard the end of it.

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