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Anyone hatched "cage free" eggs from the Grocery store??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by P0U1TRYP3RS0N, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    I decided, just for fun, after reading a few of the threads on here about people hatching eggs from Safeway to buy a dozen and try to hatch them. Just as an experiment. I bought the "cage free" eggs from Safeway but I wonder, are they fertile?? Anyone out there hatched Safeway's cage free eggs?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    If they are fertile it will say so on the package, generally.

    Cage free usually doesn't = fertile. They aren't going to pay to feed a rooster unless it's specifically to get fertile eggs.

    Depending on your area, some 'mainstream' grocery stores do stock the fertile eggs. You can usually find them at healthfood stores/organic food stores too.

    Good luck!
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Find a local farmer and ask for a dozen fresh unfridgerated egg :)

    Thats what I did last year. I asked my mail lady who on her route had barnyard chickens.

    I went and got 2 dozen eggs to hatch just for fun.
    I have no idea what each egg was
    I let my daughter sell them she put up a sign chicks $3.00 each and she got enough money to buy a really good swim suit.

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