Eggs from the supermarket

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Time-Out, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    We did a spot of food shopping on Saturday. They must have just had a delivery of eggs, because I've never seen such a choice, yet we go often. One of the choices was Old Cotswold Legbar eggs. It relatively rare to actually have the brred written on the box, so I pointed them out to my OH. I told him I had been trying to find eggs of these hens for incubating. He said he didn't think they would hatch. My brain clicked. It hadn't even occurred to me to try incubating them lol. I was just making conversation! So we got two boxes and 6 are in the incubator.

    I know it's a long shot, but it'd be amazing if they DID hatch! On the box, it says "Amazing eggs from amazing birds."'Birds', not 'hens! Maybe they have cockerels too? Who knows! I wish I'd taken the time to study the eggs in the boxes first. They seem very porous [​IMG]
  2. jen85

    jen85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2011
    Quote:Good luck! Let us know if anything happens!
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    Good luck. I've heard of others being able to do this. [​IMG]
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    That'd be cool.
  5. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quite a few people have hatched Trader Joe chicks.
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Good luck!

    And please do keep us posted on the progress!

  7. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    The shop I got them from is the equivilent to a Walmart where you are. I don't know if you find many fertile eggs there, but I'd never heard of anyone buying fertile eggs here.

    One thing I feel REALLY stupid about... We got two boxes: one for me to incubate and the other for my OH to eat. A cleverer person might have checked the pan to see if they were fertile before wasting 6 eggs...
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    You never know till you try. You might try to contact the producer on the label to see if they have roos with them.
    Good luck.
  9. jpsbcfc

    jpsbcfc Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 7, 2011
    west midlands, uk
    this probably isnt going to help much but there was a programme on tv over here (uk) a while ago that tried this, they bought eggs from various places. a supermarket, a petrol station, a farmers market etc and incubated them.

    some of them hatched, iirc the best hatchers were the petrol station eggs!

    has to be worth a try imo
  10. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anxious to hear the outcome! [​IMG]

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