Can I Hatch Store Bought Eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muscovy94, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    hey I was just wondering, i know you can't hatch most brands of store bought eggs, but the kind that say on the carton the chickens free ranged and were all natural, can you incubate those and get some fertile ones?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well you can try, but just because they are free range does not mean there is a rooster in the bunch. If they say they are fertile, as some do in health food stores, that would be your best bet, but being refrigerated would cut down on the hatch rate.
  3. Xero

    Xero In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    I searched my area for an organic food store and was expecting to have to experiment with different "free-range" and "cage free" eggs. People on this site have had some success with those. Instead I was lucky enough find eggs marked "Fertile" for $3 a dozen. I incubated them and 8 out of 12 showed some development. The others were probably infertile as they didn't develop at all. I'd try calling around your area and ask if they have any eggs marked fertile. If you can't find any then just check some free range eggs for fertility dots.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2009
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I have seen the sucess stories of this and I want to try it out too. I went and bought a $5.00/doz carton of Organic Free Range eggs that were really pretty and brown from our grocery store...I cracked a few open first to see if they were fertile and they were not [​IMG] [​IMG] So, next time I am at the grocery store I will try a different carton until I find one with fertile eggs and then I am going to try to incubate them to see what I get [​IMG]

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