Food co-op chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by debs_flock, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    For the Valentine's hatch I experimented with two dozen eggs from the grocery store.

    I set a dozen eggs from Trader Joe's and ended up with six leghorn chicks.

    I also set a dozen "cage-free" eggs from the local health food store. I was just hoping they were fertile. They were gorgeous with several very dark marans eggs. Ten of them were not fertile. [​IMG] One developed completely, but died without hatching. The 12th was a medium brown egg, and hatched a little black chick. I didn't know what it was until I noticed the legs.

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    I'm thinking at least one parent was a marans.

    Deb
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012

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