Hatching eggs from the store?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Is it possible to buy like a dozen eggs from a store, like Wal-mart or something, and try to hatch them? I know that you can sometimes be luvky and get some fertile eggs when you buy them at a farm stand, but what about at a store? Thanks![​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Might try the search feature as it's been done and asked many times. [​IMG]
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:search feature? What do you mean???[​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. TT

    TT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    The Search at the top of the screen - there have been a few posts about hatching eggs bought from the store.
  5. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    No they won't hatch. The eggs at stores are from hens that are keep in pens with no roos.
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    If I recall right, there are threads on here from people who actually hatched store eggs but I dont know all the details.
  7. doodledoo

    doodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2008
    Cartersville, GA
    From what I remember about the other posts you can usually find eggs at a health food store that says they are fertile and some have had success hatching them - but they have to say fertile.
  8. Melilem

    Melilem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2008
    Sure, but not from walmart eggs. You might find a local mom and pop store. OR, even cheaper, there are 'farm fresh egg' signs all over the place 77horses. We live in Maine! Woo hoo! In your face, city people. [​IMG]
  9. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:I spoke to Chino Valley Farms about this.

    On average, their fertile eggs are between 7 and 30 days old when they hit the store. They have also been refrigerated.

    You would have to get very lucky to have much success with them, and you would still not know what kind of chicks you might get.
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I have heard of people hatching Safeway store bought eggs. You might also try your local organic store or even better, the farm fresh eggs everyone is selling like Melilem suggested. [​IMG]

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