Originally Posted by beakkeeper
There have been a couple posts regarding hatching eggs from natural stores such as Trader Joe's. How do you know that the eggs are fertile? are they labeled that? Maybe the local Mississippi Market Co-op would have fertile eggs???
You can get fertile eggs in some stores. Chino Farms in CA supplies millions per year.
The problem is getting them quickly enough. Farms have 30 days to ship eggs to stores, and still call them fresh. Most ship much earlier than that, often within days, but actually finding any in stores that are under two weeks old is hard.
The other issue is that they will, even from the best suppliers, be mongrels