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Double Yolkers

Discussion in 'Eggs, Cheese and Dairy' started by SatNavSaysStraightOn, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    I have just had another one today. I had at least 2 last week, maybe more because I pickled the hard boiled eggs so didn't see inside them... But today I was peeling another batch for pickling and need 2 for my lunch so pulled a couple of freshly boiled eggs aside. Slicing it up for my lunch I came across this...

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    If it continues then it looks like one of my new layers has a reproductive problem sadly, which means she will have a shorter laying life and could encounter medical problems along the way. These can easily be life threatening. But for now she's ok and with any luck if will settle in the next few weeks. All of my new layers are free range and organic since birth, so it's just one of those things. She does lay very long thin eggs.
     
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  2. Francesca

    Francesca Senior Member

    Location:
    Barcelona
    @SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Very interesting .. Had no idea. Have never seen an egg with a double Yolk.

    Hope all works out.



    Have a nice day / evening ..
     
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  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member Recipe Challenge Judge

    I once had a whole box of eggs with double yolks. I haven't seen any in a while.
     
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  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Not a single egg until last week has been a double yolker, then 3 (minimum) in a row... I could also be going for a while box (dozen) at this rate. I'll keep you posted!
     
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  5. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lafayette, LA. US
    When dad was alive and raising chickens double yolks were not uncommon. I have not seen one in years.
     
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    I got another one on Saturday.
     
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  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    And I've just cut into another hard boiled egg to find its also a double yolker.
    This one was dated 10/10 so is 6 days old.

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  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Yesterday I rounded up all the oversized eggs and hard boiled them...
    One of the two I had for lunch was a double yolker.
    Today both of the ones I had for brunch/lunch were double yolkers.
    One is from a pale brown shell layer and the other an average brown shell both with the same date on them, so I know I definitely have at least two girls laying double yolkers right now. I know the identity of one of the chickens, just not the other one, though I have my suspicions.

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  9. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Eeerm, this is getting daft now... I got another one today as well...

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  10. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    I had another two double yolkers today but I didn't bother photographing them because I'm pretty certain you're all getting bored of it now! And I'm certain (as you can be without cracking open the egg) that one of my girls laid another today. I just wish I knew which girl it was!
     
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  11. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Veteran Staff Member

    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    We had another double yolker yesterday as well....
     
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