Friday, July 13, 2012

Twins?

Lately I've had a number of eggs with 2 yolks and it made me wonder if chickens ever have twins.  The answer I got from WikiAnswers was "very unlikely".  Usually only one was fertilized, and if both were they would rapidly run out of air in their shell.
If by chance they lasted long enough to hatch they wouldn't survive, they would be way too small and poorly developed.
 So no twin chickens.

3 comments:

  1. You know, when I was a kid I wouldn't eat eggs because I thought they were mixed up chicken innards that didn't get to grow. The whole double yolk- twin question would have sent me howling from the room. ;^)

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  2. I've never been able to eat fried eggs. There's something about those hooks staring at you. Do it's always been scrambled or an omelet.

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  3. I've never had an egg with a double yolk.

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