Experienced Trader Joe hatchers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by debs_flock, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. SherrieT

    SherrieT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!
     
  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    One has hatched and about four more have pipped!!!

    A great investment so far in an experiment and $2.99 for a dozen eggs.

    Deb
     
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  3. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to see pics!
     
  4. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    post pics please!! ;) Ive also thought about trying this.
     
  5. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    I have four hatched, one zipped and another pipped.

    I'll post a picture once I move them out of the incubator.

    Deb
     
  6. coldupnorth

    coldupnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a fun experiment. Will love to see the pictures of the chicks!
     
  7. Jake1297

    Jake1297 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grocery store eggs shouldn't be fertile as there are no roosters in the barns and all chickens are there and caged just to lay eggs. The only roosters are at the hatchery's where they hatch their own chicks to replace the older chickens that have stopped producing. At least that's how it was when I worked at an egg farm. (35 years ago)
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Well, many Trader Joe's markets do sell fertile eggs. I have hatched chickens from some, as have the other people in this thread. Times have changed - there is a commercial market for folks who prefer cage free, fertile eggs; both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's markets sell fertile eggs.
     
  9. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    As Linda said, the Trader Joe's here sells fertile eggs. They also sell cage free eggs and regular commercial eggs, both brown and white. They are all side by side in the same case, you just have to choose what you want.

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    I now have five hatched and one more zipping.

    Deb
     
  10. Jake1297

    Jake1297 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't have any Trader Joe's in this state, just the big chain stores, couldn't tell you if they sell range free eggs since I don't buy eggs anymore. But I'm now curious and may hatch out a dozen myself if they have them and see what I get.
     

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