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Old 06-20-2008, 12:58 AM   #1
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Double yolk eggs

I remember when I was a kid, my mom used to find double yolk eggs mixed in with the regular eggs pretty often. I haven't seen one in probably 30 years. I've heard there are places that sell them but I've never been able to find out where they are. Does anyone know of any companies that sell just double yolkers?

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Old 06-20-2008, 04:11 AM   #2
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I see double yolk eggs more often when I buy jumbo eggs than any other size. Usually, it's an 'exciting surprise' but you don't actually get all that much more yolk. It looks the same to me, just split in two. I liken it to the fact that twins are usually smaller in one pregnant woman than one baby would be. Consider there's only so much room in that egg shell....

If you buy jumbo eggs consistently, I bet you'd find one, sooner or later.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:40 AM   #3
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:54 AM   #4
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When I lived in Massachusetts (late 80's) I remember seeing double yolk eggs sold in their own cartons at the local supermarket.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:03 AM   #5
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When I lived in Massachusetts (late 80's) I remember seeing double yolk eggs sold in their own cartons at the local supermarket.

That's amazing. I've lived here forever and never saw that. I haven't seen a DY egg for at least 30 years. I guess I should buy jumbos if I want to see one.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:13 AM   #6
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I haven't seen one in quite a while either, storebought or otherwise.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:28 AM   #7
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Look for them in a Farmer's Market. They are available

from some of the smaller farmers. I can buy them by the dozen. I never see them in the grocery stores.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:49 AM   #8
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When we had hens, we would get the double yolks sometimes.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:57 AM   #9
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I get doub;es quite often w/ Jumbo eggs. For awhile there was at least 1 per carton. But then I stopped buying jumbos for some reason.... I think maybe they are too big to bake cookies with? That's gotta be it.
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:27 AM   #10
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I only buy large , never jumbo so I haven't seen any double yolks in large eggs.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:06 AM   #11
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You probably won't Lc. I myself have only seen them in Jumbo eggs.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:23 AM   #12
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Some of the specialty markets sell them by the dozen, I know that the whole foods near me does.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:13 PM   #13
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When we had an egg farm, back in the mid 80s, younger hens tended to produce double yolkers....

I've probably gotten 2 double yolkers from the grocery store since then.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:56 PM   #14
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specialty farmer's markets or jumbo eggs-good luck
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:05 PM   #15
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I get eggs from a local farmer and about 4 out of the dozen are double yolkers.
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:30 PM   #16
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We have a poultry farm in Hawthorne NJ - They sell them by the dozzen, at least they dis last time I was there about a year ago. Great chicken and turkey too.

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Old 06-20-2008, 04:02 PM   #17
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i only buy jumbos just to see a double yolk.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:07 PM   #18
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That's amazing. I've lived here forever and never saw that. I haven't seen a DY egg for at least 30 years. I guess I should buy jumbos if I want to see one.

Thinking about it, I remember that I went to school with a guy whose family had an egg farm. Perhaps the double yolk eggs were just available in my town (Bedford) because of the local egg farm.
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I think commercially I haven't seen them in anything other than jumbos (which I have been boycotting since egg prices went through the roof). But my folks used to get medium and large eggs locally for our restaurant (UP Michigan), and we saw them fairly often. Maybe it does have more to do with the age of the hens?
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:22 PM   #20
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is it just me or are eggs getting smaller. i buy extra large and they are the size of what a large used to be. i pretty much use them only, never seen a double except in my daughters house. she keeps chickens. babe
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