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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mama Bird, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Mama Bird

    Mama Bird Out Of The Brooder

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    yessssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!! I did it! [​IMG] Ive heard from many chicken lovers such as myself that once you put a fertile egg in the fridge it dies. [​IMG] well i wanted to find out for sure. I asked Safeway in my hometown if anyone has ever taken their fertile eggs and tryed to hatch them. The manager said no that his cousins had chickens and that they died when you refridgerated them. [​IMG] I went in with my 2 doallars and 16 cents and bought a DOZEN feritle eggs. and what do you know 21 days later they.......... HATCHED!! [​IMG] HIP HIP HORRAY! [​IMG] i know im problably not the first to do this but it was exiting! [​IMG] i got 8 out of 12 the first 4 hours! anywayz just updating you guys. well everyone have a good day today!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2007
  2. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is to wild!

    Post pictures please. *must fight urge to try this*
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Congrats!! that's cool... I think someone on the EZ BYC had hatched a chicken from Safeway eggs. I think they ended up calling it Safeway [​IMG]

    Miriam
     
  4. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats cool! What breed chicken?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. shandea

    shandea Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never heard of purchasing fertile eggs in the grocery store. Are they supposedly superior for eating?

    Congrats! That's really cool.
     
  6. Mama Bird

    Mama Bird Out Of The Brooder

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    I did this about 3 months ago and found this site yesterday so thats why i posted this. Thanks for all the congrats! i will try to post pics but i gave them to my best friend for her birthday. So i will go to her house to take pics this weekend hopefully. [​IMG] They all were very white like leghorns. I THINK VERY DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE EATING FERTILE EGGS! sorry its just i think of that as eating a baby chick, dont get me wrong i live for the whole breakfest eggs and chicken dinners just not the eggs that are basically baby chicks! sorry. lol :eek: i honestly think some people think they taste better. so thats why i think safeway sells them. But im not going to be the one to find out! [​IMG] what do you guys think?? [​IMG]
     
  7. merryreader

    merryreader Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it's amazing!! How long were they in the refrigerator? Would the lenth of time in the refrigerator make a difference? Ooh, does that mean that I am eating unborn chicks? Can't spoil me. I never have eggs more than a few days old.An egg, is an egg, is an egg!! Unless it's incubated, it's an egg! Right?? Merry
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You can actually let an egg sit at normal fridge temp for one week and it would be the same as letting it sit outside for 3 weeks, and at near freezing for something like 2 days. There is this really old embryology book that has tons of chicken stuff with the real info in it. Good hatch!
     
  9. Mama Bird

    Mama Bird Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine were in the safeway isle for about 2 days and then in my fridge for about a week. I think you would be safe for about 4 weeks in the fridge. The ones that i hatched 3 days ago that i posted about were in the fridge for about 3 weeks and they all hatched out fine. and yes that means that you are eating unborn chicks! srry to tell ya![​IMG] Thats ok i dont think they felt it. [​IMG] and wrong, the difference is an egg that is unfertilized is no where near even having the potential of becoming a chick. But a fertilized one has the potential of becomeing a chick. Right? dont you think so? to me thats a difference. But anywayz im just lovin life right now and all of my chickens! [​IMG] just as a guess how old do you guys think i am?[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    So, are these eggs in the grocery store actually marked as fertile eggs? Or are they just regualer eggs that you buy?
     

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