incubating store bought eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. poulet

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    I bought some free range eggs from my local supermarket, when I was preparing the eggs I noticed that they were fertile so I put one in the bator just to see. It is now on day 14 and developing well, I didn't know this was possible !!
    I did notice that they were from a local farmer and I chose one with the smallest air sac ( doesn't that mean they are fresher [​IMG] ) If it works will definatly try it again but maybe I was just lucky with the one !
     
  2. chickiepoo

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    I am shocked. I would never have thought to do that. I can't remember right now about the airsac, but if it is developing, it must be okay! I will be interesting to see what you get.
     
  3. Tsagirl

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    What store? I am anxious to know! [​IMG]
     
  4. FLOWERPOT

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    Were they refrigerated?
     
  5. WOW someone else on this forum did that and hatched some I think ! Good luck........
     
  6. Rte.66_chicks

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    That is super cool! I wonder what you will get.
     
  7. tntstanifer

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    I get eggs through a local CSA. (I don't really need them, they come in the package). My hen went broody so I decided to put 6 eggs that I had just received from them under her. They are supposed to be free range/pasture-fed. We'll see what happens. They are on Day 7 today. I haven't checked the other eggs in the fridge to see if they're fertile. I just read how to do that yesterday so I'll have to check them out when I cook breakfast this morning.
    Good luck with your little baby!
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  8. tntstanifer

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    Nevermind, the eggs are all broken and Dot is missing. There are feathers everywhere but no blood. I am heartbroken. [​IMG]
     
  9. poulet

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    when I bought them they were not in a fridge , The shop will be of no use to you it is called ecomarche but I am English and I live in south France.
    I was suprised as free range does not always mean they are with a cock but nearly all the eggs that I bought from there were fertile.
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  10. Cheekon

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    Good luck! Hope you get neat breads! [​IMG]
     

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