Hatching Grocery Store EGGS?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thechickman04, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i went to wal-mart today and my mom needed eggs and i got this idea. Is it possible that grocery store eggs might be fertile? I think it would be fun to hatch some of the grocery store brown eggs.....So is any of the grocery store eggs fertile?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    justino has done it
     
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  3. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought maybe if it says cage free thaey might be fertile
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    cage free doesn't mean the hen was exposed to a rooster. It also doesn't mean exactly mean free roaming either.

    I would look for eggs labled free range. You might have better luck.
     
  5. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok that makes more sense
     
  6. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    I'd just go to a local farm and buy some. ;-) Way more of a chance of getting some babies that way. [​IMG]
     
  7. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have plenty of eggs of my own that i can incubate but i would just like to see what happened with grocery store eggs
     
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Just google "egg battery" or "hen battery" and you'll quickly see why the eggs are 99.9999% not fertile. They are never exposed to roosters and don't leave cages.
     
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So "Happy Hens in Oklahoma" doesn't mean fertile?

    Must mean they play cards at night in their coops. [​IMG]
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Maybe they are playing rummy or blackjack...who won?
     
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