December 5th 2015
archived under: Family Life, Pregnancy and Birth

Have you ever cracked an egg and found double egg yolks inside?

Did you wonder what the egg with two yolks meant, or if it were some special sign? A lot of people interpret double yolks as an omen.

Double egg yolks - superstitions around the world

A few things double egg yolks are said to signify are:

  • Pregnancy, especially with twins (for you or a loved one)
  • Someone is going to get married soon (double yolks in one shell = union of two people in marriage)
  • Plenty, good fortune – Wiccan
  • You’ll get double your expectations (good things)
  • A death will happen in the family soon – Norse mythology

But I just take double egg yolks as a general “fertility” omen. With a grain of salt, as with all omens.

Double Egg Yolks - What does it mean? Am I pregnant?

So when I got this double yolk at the beginning of the month, my first thought was that my friend who has been trying to get pregnant will be pregnant soon (or was already).


But it wasn’t that. Or not JUST that anyway.

My period started that day. The first one since before I was pregnant with Anneliese (in 2009!)…if you don’t count the two days of spotting I had in between Anneliese and Joseph.

And a few days later, one of my girl friends got her first postpartum period, after 2.5 years. And then another friend (the one who is trying for baby 2) got hers back too.

So fertility. Lots of fertility. All signified by double egg yolks.

So tell me, have you had a double-yolk omen that was true?


This post was originally published June 2013. Edited and updated December 2015.

Serwaa AKUFFO (2 comments)

I was trying to make some eggs for myself yesterday and found two yolks in them,today too my first egg I crack had another two yolks in them again.does that mean I will be pregnant with twins👬.lol

Michelle (1 comments)

I cracked an egg with 2 yokes this morning. I found out about one week ago that I am 7 weeks pregnant! The only other time I have seen this is when my husband got one last year when I was pregnant with my last baby! Double yokes= fertility!

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

Wow, congratulations!

melissa (1 comments)

I just cracked two eggs that had double yolks in them this morning . I am currently seven weeks pregnant so just curious as to what theses yolks mean..

Rosie (1 comments)

Omg this morning I was making my hubby breakfast and I cracked an egg open with 2 yolks and we trying to have another child could I be pregnant or maybe I’m going to get pregnant soon hmm

Henry Ahiagbe (1 comments)

I just cracked 3 eggs and found 6 yolks…
Although, I’m planning to get married in less than 3 months.
I wish I’m going to encounter triple fortune in all my endeavor.!!!

Matt (1 comments)

The ability of people to ignore facts they don’t like to hear never fails to amaze me.
I have been born and raised on a all natural farm.
That means never any pesticides or fertilizer (except natural dung) being used.
My mothers chickens produced a double yolk egg maybe once every 2 years.
To have whole boxes of those showing up suggests serious manipulation of said eggs and or henns.
Just thought you should know;-)

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

Maybe… although a friend of mine told me that when they’re packaged, sometimes the double yolks (found w/candling or something) are set aside because they’re “nonstandard” … and then sometimes those cartons of “set aside” ones might make it to the store accidentally.

I’m not sure how accurate that is. She was interested because she was a 4H-er as a kid.

Agnes Varga (1 comments)

My fiance asked me to make some omelette with 2-3 eggs. So I was wondering shall I crack 2 or 3. Well the second one I cracked happened to be a twin one :) first time ever. Now he will get 2-3 eggs..and my bridal shower was just yesterday :)

Gemie V (1 comments)

I had made hard boiled eggs twice this last week. Both days I had found two yolks in one egg! I just recently had my first period since I had my baby (he’s about 10 months! ) so that was hmmm nearly 2 years without one! Going with the fertility card on this one! 😉 I wonder if we should try for another lol

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

Good luck! :)

Alyssa (1 comments)

I cracked 3 double yolk eggs this morning and there was one or two more eggs shaped like that in the carton. Oh man that would be insane if it really is a fertility omen! That would be okay with me :).

Emily (1 comments)

I got 5 double yolks today. I’m scared to crack the rest of the carton lol.

Shadow Sharp (1 comments)

My co-worker at McDonald’s cracked a double yolk egg yesterday and today he told me his sister got engaged! I sent him this article.

Johnathan (1 comments)

My girl just cracked one and I found this site and comments. Funny thing is the movie “baby mama” was on which is all about fertility and a surrogate. I think god is always watching and talking to us.


christen (1 comments)

I have a 7 month old son and had an IUD put in back in September. Well found out 2 weeks ago that I’m pregnant again! Doctor is stunned because the IUD was in place perfectly fine! She thinks hubby and I have great luck because I was told I would need fertility treatment to get pregnant but was on the pill when I got pregnant with my son and now I’m pregnant even though I had an IUD!
with my first pregnancy before my ultrasound they warned me it could be twins because of my high hcg levels. No twins last time but they do run in my family.
anyways this morning made some boiled eggs and found a double yolk! I’d like twins lol!

Anntoinette A. (1 comments)

I cracked an egg open with 2 yolks hopefully not sure what this means hopefully prosperity but I also wish I would be able yo have more children, I got a tubal ligation about 7yrs ago which I regret and been w my partner for over 3 yrs and would love twins….. my grandmother had 3 sets of twins!!!! What’s weird is I showed my cousin a picture of it and she had a dream the night before that she was pregnant with twins hmmmm guess we will see!! Prosperity and twins would start the New year perfectly :-)

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

Prosperity and Twins sounds like a great 2015!

Lacy (1 comments)

I owned a bakery and craked thousands of eggs. There was a span of time I continually found double yolks, sometimes two a day. Shortly after I found out I was having twin girls. Superstition or not it was definitely funny coincidence.

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

That’s so cool!

Denine (1 comments)

I can’t honestly remember if this was before or after I had cracked 3 double yolk eggs from one carton (which I had never seen or heard of before that moment), but if it was before, my car had broken down (needed a new engine) and I lost my job 2 weeks later. I was going to take a vacation from work that same week. Got an unexpected one. Double yolks might be a bad omen for me. Have seen it a number of times since and my luck is no good. Will pay attention now.

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

oh my goodness! That’s awful!

darren (1 comments)

I got two double yolks today from one carton of eggs.

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

ooh. wonder what’s headed your way!

Michelle (1 comments)

My grandpa passed away the morning we cooked the egg with two yolks. So so crazy! I’m hoping someone I know is prego with twins.

Mary (2 comments)

I cracked 5 double yolk eggs in a row from my friends chickens last night. I have a 7 and 5 year old and a 10 month old. Hmmm. I wonder what this could mean as an omen?!?

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

Oh goodness. hehe. Congratulations? 😉

Mary (2 comments)

Hubby said no more for a while. But I would love another. :)

cassie (1 comments)

I was making my best friends’ bridal shower cake and cracked an double yolk egg. I have a 3 month old baby so I hope the fertility thing isn’t for me :) but of marriage one!

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

oh that’s so cool!! Best wishes to her and her fiancé. And so sweet you get to make her cake.

veronica (1 comments)

I just cracked an egg and got a double yolk; never in my life had that happened. I’m currently 14 weeks pregnant so yes now I believe it lol

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

Whoa, so cool Veronica! Congratulations!

Christi (2 comments)

I cracked 3 double yoke eggs in one day and I hope that means I going to be triple blessed in the money department…..

Jenn (1 comments)

my mother in law just texted me and said shes had 3 double yolked eggs in the past month, and my best friend just called and told me she had a dream that i was pregnant with twins…oh boy haha

Christi (2 comments)

So did you find out if your if your pregant?

Nancy (1 comments)

So very true. My son was wanting a second child so very much. I had never encountered an egg with two yolks until about two weeks ago. Found it so interesting that I snapped a pic and texted it to my son and daughter. Then began wondering what lore may be attached. Before I could find a few minutes to research it, my son called me about a week later to tell me they are pregnant! I am one happy grandma, this will be number five (or six if the twin thing is present). But there’s no twins on either side that I am aware of. Just happy for my son and daughter in law and looking forward to a new baby next summer.

KayelAZ (1 comments)

I can’t find any information on this: An egg that had a tiny tiny “complete shell egg” in the middle of the yolk. What are the odds of this, and how did this happen?????

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

WHAT? I need to see a picture of this. You took a picture, right?? Link me!

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2266323/Father-shell-shocked-cracks-open-gargantuan-egg–ANOTHER-egg-inside.html here you go… apparently it can happen if the chicken is stressed and doesn’t lay for a few days? So crazy!

Hilary (1 comments)

Hmmm, I’ve had three double yolk eggs from my chickens in the last two weeks! I’m still waiting on my first cycle since getting pregnant with my 12 month old, so maybe it’s coming….

Serwaa AKUFFO (2 comments)

Lol,Hilary I have a 4 month old n open a double egg twice in a roll this week too,I hope is not it ohh,😃😂

Maggie (19 comments)

My husband cracked open a double yolk egg the day we found out I was pregnant!

Emily Chapelle (429 comments)

Whoa how cool!

Sarah s. (13 comments)

Mike and I both cracked open double yolk eggs out of the same carton a few months back, but it hasn’t meant anything for us, haha. Pretty much all of my friends seem to be getting pregnant though!

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