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I hatched grocery eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Josie, May 19, 2008.

  1. Josie

    Josie Songster

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    They were from Chino Valley Ranchers.

    I incubated 6

    1 - My son dropped
    2 - Became putrid
    3 - Hatched
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    They said "Enjoy by May 17", so I think that made them a little over three weeks old when I incubated them. I am definitely enjoying them, and ironically they hatched on May 17.
     
  2. Dinos_rock

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    Cool! Where are the pics?
     
  3. tx_dane_mom

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    Ironic for sure...
     
  4. Josie

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    Here is a pic

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    I had added them as an afterthought to a batch of eBay eggs, just to fill out the incubator, but without a lot of hope. Two of them are squat, wider, and unnaturally neon yellow in the sun (boys?). The one in the back is a softer color of yellow, smaller, with wing feathers, and with more delicate features (girl?).

    (The yellow one half out of the picture is an EE)
     
  5. GopherBoyFarms

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    where...how...huh? I dont get it...how could this happen...do I live to much in the city...or can I get this at my safeway?
     
  6. Josie

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    They were sold as fertile eggs. I go them from Trader Joes, but Whole foods has them. I am not the first person who has done this here.
    justino15, and jeaucamom have both hatched this year from fertile eggs they got from Safeway.
     
  7. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Songster 10 Years

    Apr 30, 2008
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    OMG! Do you think that by the time they got to Alaska it would be too late to hatch them? I'm not sure where our local Safeway or Kroger store gets their eggs from.
    That is so cool.
     
  8. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Songster 10 Years

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    I am amazed that something that cute came from a grocery store egg! Now I want to try!
     
  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Quote:I remember taliking to our very own moderator eggchel about her chicken named "Safeway". I didn't understand the name. Turns out she got some "free range eggs" from Safeway and hatched one. Guess what she named it. [​IMG]
     
  10. GopherBoyFarms

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    ok great...everytime I go to the store...you all know right where I am going! Thanks a lot!!!!!!
     

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