Has anyone tried hatching "Vital Farms" Eggs before?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by venymae, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Noticed some "pasture raised, humane certified" eggs by "Vital Farms, Alfresco" in the grocery section. They are a BEAUTIFUL dark chocolaty brown. Has anyone tried hatching them before??? How did it go?
     
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Unless it specifies that they are fertilized, they probably are not. The added cost of supporting the roos would certainly be noted. There are pics on this site to help you determine if an egg was fertile after you crack it open.
     
  3. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Yes, i suppose I could crack a few, it's just that, although always Brown, I've never seen them chocolaty and didn't want to break any! I know people have had success at whole foods (unmarked I believe) and trader Joe's (marked fertile) so I thought I would give it a chance.
     
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    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Even eggs from whole foods would be marked so, if they were supposed to be fertile.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Marans were likely responsible for those lovely chocolate eggs.

    I'd pop a few in the 'bator, it couldn't hurt. Worst case scenario, they're not fertile and you can feed them to your chickens :)
     
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    venymae Prairie Wind

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    I broke two open, not fertile. :( but, they did taste good!
     
  7. Laurel Meadows

    Laurel Meadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this thread after seeing these eggs myself yesterday at Kroger's and wondering if they're fertile. Just to help others out who may find this- according to Vital Farms website, they do not keep roosters so no fertile eggs from this brand as of now. Glad I didn't spend $6.50 a dozen to try them!!

    http://vitalfarms.com/pasture-raised-eggs/faq/
     

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