I have a Q. have any of you hatched store bought eggs?? I ask because I am making a large bater and my hens are not laying a lot of eggs and I need meat birds. so I was thinking of getting store bought brown eggs and because of family problems, I don't have a lot of money to buy hatching eggs from breeders . what do you all think of store bought eggs for hatching?? oh, and have any of you made your own bater using light bulbs???
I have not although I've seen others with luck. I don't know where you are located, but if you don't care what kinds of chickens you get I'd check craigslist for peeps selling eating eggs. Some of those might be fertile as well, and cheaper. I know mine are, so they are definitely hatchable..
As for the gatherings - both of the ones started up now are too far from me. =( Wanted to go to the NH one, but it's too close to my birthday and we're hopefully going to Hershey, PA for that weekend! So don't put it around the 9th of July. :P I'm too far from everyone and my neighbors would kill me if I tried to host (plus I don't have enough parking), but I'll come to the albany area for sure if I can if there's a meet there. That was fun last time!