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I just had two eggs in one carton with double yolked eggs!!! My first two ever!!! :)))

Posted by Meg on January 5, 2009 4:21 PM

hey there is a place in baltimore where all they sell are double yolk eggs by the dozens. I was gifted 2 dozen of these brown eggs. At first I didn't understand what was so special about them. Then the first one was a shock but then I opened a second and saw the same double yolk thing. I gagged and still have the rest of them 2 months later in the fridge I cant bear to eat them who knows how they got so many to have double yolk.

Posted by erica on February 6, 2009 6:13 PM

I just opened 5 or 6 eggs for making fried rice and they were all double yolks? Is this linked to any health problems or are they fine to eat?

Posted by Alex on February 14, 2009 2:34 PM

Alex, I just noticed the same thing! Weird, they shouldn't be so common...
I haven't seen anything indicating it'd be unhealthy to eat them though. Check out

Posted by Ariel on February 16, 2009 7:08 PM


Posted by Talia on February 21, 2009 8:05 PM

I have only encounterd the double yolk in free range chicken eggs

Posted by Erica on April 10, 2009 10:58 AM

I am a manager at a national chain that serves breakfast 24-7 I use aprox 360 eggs per day in the past week we've seen more double yoked eggs then single yoked aprox 300 out of the 360 eggs used have been double yoked Wow got to the point where I could tell which ones were going to be double yoked before I even cracked them!

Posted by Kim on April 27, 2009 4:25 AM

have noticed more double
yolks in just this past
year. last carton bought
had eight.i usually remove
one yolk because of cholestoral but the're safe
to eat. is spooky though.

Posted by bill on May 1, 2009 8:43 AM

Glad to see this post. because I just cracked open 4 eggs and they all have double yolks in them. I can now tell that the whole carton is filled with double yolks. Upon inspecting the eggs, I noticed that they have a little more of an oblong shape than normal.

Posted by julie on May 2, 2009 11:09 AM

I just had my first ever double yoked egg! I had my boys come and see it and even took pictures. After reading this I'm a little disappointed thinking they aren't special as I thought. Oh, well we had fun! Thanks for the article!

Posted by Lisa on June 27, 2009 11:06 PM

I just opened a carton of off-the-shelf large eggs from Wal-Mart. Literally, half of the eggs cracked into the pan were double yolks. I don't consider this good luck or coincidence. I consider it a sign of our ever tampered-with food supply. More hormones and fertility meds to get the eggs to produce better. Yuck. I dumped them all.

Posted by Chris Shilliday on July 3, 2009 6:50 AM

To Chris. Its nothing to do with chemicals and tampering lol. I'm in country Australia. I've had free range chooks all my life. I'm now 28. We have always had a few double yolker eggs. It's just a natural twist in nature. I now have 4 brand new chooks. Only laying for a few weeks and one of those is now laying double yolkers as well. There free range, and eat organic food scraps & grain. Happy healthy chooks :)

Posted by Veronica on January 24, 2013 5:34 PM

we just bought a jumbo carton of free range eggs and the whole carton were double yolkers. this is the second time i have encountered this and hopefully not the last/ YUMMY

Posted by luke bishop on July 11, 2009 6:22 PM

I raise organic free-ranged chickens and occasionally get double yolks from the hens that are young & new to egg laying. Sometimes it takes a while for the young hens reproductive systems to mature and get in insync. The eggs are safe to eat & chances are you've eaten a lot of them in your lifetime if you eat eggs at diners & such.

Posted by Martha on August 5, 2009 10:29 AM

Our Barred rocks just started laying eggs in the last two weeks and 4 are laying with two of them laying double yokes. They are all free range and organic feed. It is natural till their cycle gets regulated.

Posted by Anonymous on August 19, 2009 7:42 AM

We got chickens this year, and so far we've had ten double yolks. Not sure though as to which one is laying it, as we have nine different kinds of chickens. And we also let them free range and feed them as organically as we can.

And thanks for posting this, we've been wondering how this happens and if it would lead to twins.

Posted by kosh on August 23, 2009 6:38 AM

We were down in Chillawack, BC at the end of August this year and found a place that sold all double yoke eggs! Now they sold in flats of 18 and we bought 2 and gave some to friends!

I was worried that something might be amiss with them but I guess not. I find it very unsual to have all double yokers.

I wish I had asked the fellow some questions about his chickens.

Happy Eating!

Posted by Sandi on October 3, 2009 1:46 PM

I just encountered my first double yolker...i was all scared to eat it and decided to do some research. hahah looks like its all good to eat. thanx

Posted by Brandon on October 28, 2009 12:37 PM

Haha!! I love double yolkers! It's great!

Posted by Ell on November 1, 2009 12:24 PM

i always look out for double yoked eggs we all think they are scrummy yummy and a lot better value for money than any other you can buy.

Posted by mrs h on January 20, 2010 11:16 AM

Double-yolkers are rare, but they do happen. Sometimes five in a row! See here

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Posted by coalgoutlet gong on October 3, 2012 10:51 PM

I just come across this post whilst googling the reason for double yolks. As I have a chicken laying at least 1 a week. It's accrues in young hens that are just starting to lay & there cycle is not yet synchronized. Or, in hybrid hens, it can be very common through out there whole laying cycle. There is nothing wrong with the egg at all. Completely safe to eat. I've eaten loads :)

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