We are just about to integrate the last of this springs chicks, to my husbands delight, but I can't stop thinking about hatching store bought eggs!
We don't have an incubator, but we DO have a very broody little bantam that I think will make a great mother.
Sooooo while my husband was at work my son and I went to Trader Joe's and bought a dozen fertile eggs.
My son used "the force" to choose the 6 eggs he though had the best chance of hatching. We only used 6 since the chicken whose going to sit on them in fairly small.
Looks like they were packaged on 220 (that means Aug 7th right?) So they were only 4days old when I bought them.
I put the date on them, let them come up to room temperature (I didn't think the hen would sit on them of they were refrigerator cold) took all the other eggs out of the coop and put these 6 in Little Browns favorite Nesting box.
As of this afternoon she has been sitting on them for 24hours. I offered her some food today and she hopped off the eggs, went out to the run, took a poop and had some food and water then got right back on the eggs.
She is serious about this experiment!
I realize our chances are pretty slim that they will hatch but I thought it would be a fun and educational thing for our family.
I didn't candle any of them, nor do I think I will. It will only make me crazy. I think I will just watch and wait.
Any thoughts? Advice?
More pictures to come! Thanks