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Hatching supermarket eggs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Lillaida, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Lillaida

    Lillaida Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wanted to share this little chick with you :). He or she and hopefully soon a sibling is hatched today from an organic egg bought from the supermarket. I bought the eggs during easter (the egg is stamped with Glad Påsk, meaning happy easter in Swedish) and put them in the incubator, two of them were fertilized!
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  2. Lillaida

    Lillaida Out Of The Brooder

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  3. fiveidahoboys

    fiveidahoboys Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my gosh! That is the craziest thing I've ever heard of. Were they refrigerated?
     
  4. Lillaida

    Lillaida Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they survived all the handling that store bought eggs go through. Shipping, washing, stamping, refrigeration [​IMG]. Amazing little creatures!
     
  5. Lillaida

    Lillaida Out Of The Brooder

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    Here they are, two little chicks from the store. Now turned in to adorable little fluffy things. :D
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  6. ijon

    ijon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched my own frig eggs before.
     
  7. fiveidahoboys

    fiveidahoboys Out Of The Brooder

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    So how many eggs did you start out with?
     
  8. Lillaida

    Lillaida Out Of The Brooder

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    We put 16 eggs in the incubator and only two were fertilized, but both of them hatched [​IMG].
     
  9. Luna da Chick

    Luna da Chick New Egg

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    [​IMG] Wow!! Hatched from refrigerated eggs! COOL![​IMG]
     
  10. Lillaida

    Lillaida Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, very fun! They're doing really well, it will be interesting to see what they look like as adults. Since the hens are hybrids the chicks will not be the same as their parents.

    In Sweden, organic and KRAV (KRAV farms have to follow special rules for the well being of the hens) have roosters among them, this is why it's possible that some eggs are fertilized.
     

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