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 Post subject: Hatch twins from a double yoked egg
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:53 pm 
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Is it possible to hatch twins from a double yoked egg I have set the eggs and 1 is a double yoke and on testing I see blood veins all over the egg would that be just 1 chick or both chicks


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 Post subject: Re: Hatch twins from a double yoked egg
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:58 am 
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HI Doubleeggs. I read a similar question somewhere and the answers weren't encouraging. Most said they probably wouldn't grow to full term and if they did there may not be enough air in the egg for them both to hatch. They would also be quite small. There was one that had positive results but with intervention.

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 Post subject: Re: Hatch twins from a double yoked egg
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I have had 1 sussex d/yoker that was at the point of hatch but both chicks died in shell both were fully formed and ready to pip. I think they run out of energy as both are drawing from the one source


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 Post subject: Re: Hatch twins from a double yoked egg
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:06 am 
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mummaroo had 'twins' developing last year - cant remember how far along the development went

twins are always going to be smaller and with initial health problems regardless of species so to get twin chicks out alive and have them grow to adulthood is remote - also it would need to be well documented with video footage right from candling onwards or no one is going to believe the person anyway


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 Post subject: Re: Hatch twins from a double yoked egg
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Thanks for the answers the egg did not hatch looks like both died in the egg


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 Post subject: Re: Hatch twins from a double yoked egg
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looking forward to hearing about single chicks hatching for you tho :-D


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