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double germ spot
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I am examining all my eggs for fertility at the moment so when I cracked one of my eggs in to the poaching pan this morning, I noticed not only one apparently fertile germ spots but what appeared to be 2 (sitting next to each other). Had this egg not ended up as my breakfast, I am I right to assume that this egg could theoretically have produced 2 chicks ?
I never make the same mistake twice. I do it at least five or six times, just to make sure !

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[quote name='april' date='16 January 2012 - 03:22 PM' timestamp='1326727346' post='249337']

I am examining all my eggs for fertility at the moment so when I cracked one of my eggs in to the poaching pan this morning, I noticed not only one apparently fertile germ spots but what appeared to be 2 (sitting next to each other). Had this egg not ended up as my breakfast, I am I right to assume that this egg could theoretically have produced 2 chicks ?

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it has been known for 1 egg to produce 2 chicks. Im sure i have seen an article on the internet about it. Both chicks died though, not enought nutrition in the single egg to sustain both chicks.



I then saw a youtube video where 2 chicks hatched from 1 egg. Im going to have another look for it.
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i had a hen sit on 7 eggs but had 8 chicks arrive 21 days later , so it can be done ..very rare indeed but can be done .
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[quote name='imquackers' date='16 January 2012 - 04:32 PM' timestamp='1326731563' post='249341']

i had a hen sit on 7 eggs but had 8 chicks arrive 21 days later , so it can be done ..very rare indeed but can be done .

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there are hatch rates and then there are hatch rates <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> thats an amazing result.
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I have seen the you tube clip where someone hatches 2 chicks from 1 egg - quite amazing.
I never make the same mistake twice. I do it at least five or six times, just to make sure !

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[quote name='Ross Clarke' date='16 January 2012 - 04:43 PM' timestamp='1326732205' post='249345']

there are hatch rates and then there are hatch rates <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> thats an amazing result.

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it had me scratching my head for a few days

from day she went broody she had 7 eggs then out pop 8 chicks .. so i have no idea wot went on there but the fact she had a twin egg . and to be fair the chicks where alot smaller than the rest of the brood
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