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I was wondering if this was possible, and whether there is a certain brand that is most likely to be fertile.

Just curious. smile

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I don't think the majority of grocery store eggs are going to be fertile, but I HAVE bought some at Whole Foods that say Fertilized Eggs on the carton.  I don't remember what the brand was, unfortunately.  I bought them thinking at least the poor chickens aren't kept in solitary confinement ALL the time if they're having conjugal visits. smile

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post #3 of 31

99.99% of eggs are unfertilized in supermarkets except ones specifically labelled as such.  No egg producing company in their right mind would keep a rooster with their (mostly single-caged) hens anyway - people would get pretty po'd to find a half-chick in an egg from a hot shipping container incubating it.

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If the eggs were fertile and NOT refridgerated, there would be a minute chance they'd hatch - but it would be a miracle worthy of 3 wise men and a virgin. wink

Had chicks as a brat in NYC - *GASP!* - Easter gifts. Came home one day to discover my grown leghorn cockerels were gone. Seems they were... invited... to Sunday dinner... at the neighbors up the street. This time I'll get it right - 1 each, salmon & mahogany Faverolles, 2 Black Copper Marans, 1 Americana, all hens, a backyard to roam and unlike my leghorns, NO living in a cardboard box under...

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Had chicks as a brat in NYC - *GASP!* - Easter gifts. Came home one day to discover my grown leghorn cockerels were gone. Seems they were... invited... to Sunday dinner... at the neighbors up the street. This time I'll get it right - 1 each, salmon & mahogany Faverolles, 2 Black Copper Marans, 1 Americana, all hens, a backyard to roam and unlike my leghorns, NO living in a cardboard box under...

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Originally Posted by ybmagpye 

If the eggs were fertile and NOT refridgerated, there would be a minute chance they'd hatch - but it would be a miracle worthy of 3 wise men and a virgin. wink


I live in a country where we 1. don't refrigerate our eggs, we keep them on shelves and 2. the heat gets so bad that the hens don't even sit on them anymore, they sit next to them and watch them and they're still incubating.... so fertile unrefridgerated eggs can actually and possibly form a little here.  I wouldn't say *hatch* because they wouldn't be able to get that far - but I don't think any commercial farmer here would ever risk putting a roo with their hens.  Although I, for one, welcome our new chicken Jesus.

post #6 of 31

We have a Wegmans that sells "fertile" eggs. They may hatch you can never tell about these things. I got hens that hatch in the freezing cold. Don't know how they do it but they are good at it. So a fridge should be nothing. I may buy a dozen sometime and see what happens. 

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post #7 of 31

if you have a trader joes I think they sell fertile eggs

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post #8 of 31

Why someone will like to incubate refrigerated eggs?

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post #9 of 31

Quite a few BYCers have hatched TJ's eggs . There's one on the thread in my signature incubateing some now .

post #10 of 31

why someone will like to incubate refrigerated eggs?

are you trying to reinvent the wheel?


I think there is much information here and so many concerns about temperature afecting eggs during shipping and storage.
why will you think of  refrigerated eggs?


Edited by jm93030 - 2/6/11 at 1:22pm
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