Batoring Brown store bought eggs ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BackSwampGirl, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may sound stupid,but I candled some brown eggs that I bought from the gro. store.And they are fertile.Is there any luck on these eggs hatching out.
     
  2. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    There has been a few threads about that on here before and they did have success.
     
  3. ddeans

    ddeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of curiosity, how can you candle an egg and know that its fertile?
     
  4. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took my candler and checked them.And you can tell.It has a small like little spot there.Dark spot,which I may be wrong,but I have candled a lot before and after awhile you can just tell.
     
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And, as an added bonus, wouldn't it be cool to know what kind of chickens your grocery store eggs come from?!
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    sounds like a cool idea to me...keep us posted..
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I would put money on production reds.
     
  8. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh well I am going to try it.And I will keep yall informed.I do know one thing they are some big brown eggs.I`m going to try about 6.And crossing my fingers that they hatch.Waiting to get them to room temp. 1st.Wish me luck.!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. bkbingham

    bkbingham Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of candler do you have that lets you see such detail? I would love to know cause I have chickens that lays brown eggs and the mag flashlight thing is not very forgiving for me.
     
  10. Jster

    Jster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before I'd rely on candling, why not crack one open and see if it's fertile? Also...I'd be careful about the collection date. I believe all store bought eggs must be marked with a number indicating the date of collection, 1=January 1st, 365=December 31st, so I'd try to get ones that were actually fresh.

    It should be interesting, in any case!
     

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