Fertile eggs from KROGER??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ssbs, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought some eggs from Kroger so we could have some nice breakfast or sandwiches, they sat on the counter for about a week (and we have no central air, it's been about 80 on there). The eggs have been in the fridge for a few days, upon cracking one there was a little liver colored lump that was about half the size of a pea.

    They were normal large kroger eggs, are they really fertile?? The box doesn't say anything about being fertile
     
  2. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can happen, I guess We have friends that run a cafe and they have had eggs that have had underdeveloped chick inside. So I guess it can!?
     
  3. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
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    It sounds like a meat spot to me. Some can be a good size but usually there will be several small ones. I find them the most often in large or jumbo brown eggs.
     
  4. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    It was probably a meat spot but people on BYC have hatched store eggs before. I believe those were sold as "fertile" though.
     
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a meat spot to me, too. Just a little bit of tissue that got incorporated with the yolk or inner albumen as the egg was being formed. I don't think it could be an embryo unless it was from a natural/free range operation that has a rooster or two around.
     
  6. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
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    It is not completely impossible to get fertile eggs from the grocery store. Sometimes the commercial hatcheries that hatch meat birds will sell their surplus eggs for consumption. These will always be brown eggs. I would never suggest that anyone try it because there would probably be less than a one in a million chance of getting a fertile one. In the 1940's, my uncle went into the chicken business and he got his start from eggs that he bought from the grocery store. Things were different then but there is still the rare fertile egg from the grocery store.

    Edit: typo
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  7. sequoiacyclist

    sequoiacyclist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't say that Redcatcher. My local grocery store actually sells both brown and white fertile eggs from commercial egg farms for human consumption. I put 12 of them into my incubator to test it out and now I have 8 lively yellow chicks in the brooder. Just to think...they could have been someone's breakfast!
     
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  8. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    Quote:Well done on hatching them out! Now to the fun part of identifying them... [​IMG]
     
  9. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
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    Quote:Are these marked fertile? I am referring to your basic, generic, carton of eggs sold in grocery store chains across the country.
     
  10. sequoiacyclist

    sequoiacyclist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course they were marked fertile. They'd get into big trouble if they were not.
     

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