Thursday

Our First Double Yolk Egg

I am so happy that our lovely hens have started laying again!  We had a monster egg out of the first four eggs we found.  It was so large because this egg had two yolks inside:


I was curious as to why this happens, and found an answer at poultryhelp.com:

DOUBLE YOLK EGGS: Double Yolkers appear when ovulation occurs too rapidly, or when one yolk somehow gets "lost" and is joined by the next yolk. Double yolkers may be by a pullet whose productive cycle is not yet well synchronized. They're occasionally laid by a heavy-breed hen, often as an inherited trait.
You can see the cracked shell from the double-yolked egg in my picture above compared to a regular egg.  The double-yolked egg was much larger--poor hen!

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