Incubating Food Lion eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gmendoza, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

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    Today I bought Food Lions version of "cage free grain fed,free roaming nesting hen brown eggs".

    Here is the experiment:

    1. I am going to let the eggs warm today
    2. Tomorrow I am going to put them into the incubator to see if they will hatch
    3. Monitor til 10 days
    4. Candling
    5. Lockdown at 18 days
    6. 21 days and hatch.

    Here are the first pics:


    Eggs.Please read the carton so you know Im not cheating.
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    Receipt of the eggs from Food Lion.
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    So this is Day 0.

    Wish me luck.All comments and suggestions are welcome.I know this can be foolish,but what the heck,its worth a shot. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2010

  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Goodluck [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. solarquail

    solarquail Songster

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    that should be interesting..... does it say fertile?
     
  4. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

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    Quote:No, but I guess thats the thing.Funny if they say cage free and free roaming nesting hens,I thought they would be with a rooster guarding them,then he gets action.We will see.
     
  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

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    They only cost me 2.50 a doz.cheaper than fertile eggs around here,or hatch lings anywhere!
     
  6. NewToFarming

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    This will beinteresting to see what happens!!! Please update to let us know how things went!!!
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Something you might do as part of the experiment is to crack open ONE of the dozen and check for the fertilized "bulls-eye" tell-tale.

    I intend to try to hatch some Trader Joe's fertile eggs as soon as one of my incubators is empty.... that's the next project I wanna start. Just for fun. My incubators only hold 7 eggs, so I will have 5 extra eggs.... easy to check for fertilization bulls-eye with one or two of 'em, before setting the seven to be incubated.

    I like your documentation process, and will do the same! [​IMG]
     

  8. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Please dont get mad, but I don't think they're fertile if it doesn't say so. [​IMG]
     
  9. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

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    Quote:Well we'll see what happens.It will only be a 2.50 loss then. [​IMG]
     
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  10. storminstaffs

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    Quote:Well we'll see what happens.It will only be a 2.50 loss then. [​IMG]

    I agree with a poster above you should crack one open and see if they are fertile will save 10 days of waiting then
     

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