I know this topic has come up before and some people have had success with I may be willing to be an experiment for this topic because: I'm having trouble finding local fertile eggs of known breed. It's expensive (and cold) to get eggs shipped from far away. I'd like to try with cheap(er) eggs given how badly my last hatch went. Does anyone have advice on what brand/store to try and what breed/mix I am likely to get? Since it is a mystery bag, I would probably keep only the hens and not try to breed them., but I would like hens that are fairly friendly and would produce brown eggs for eating. Near me I have: Safeway - they may have some "cage-free" eggs. Winco - they have brown eggs - there may be some cage free ones. Whole Foods - a natural food type store - I haven't been there, but they have their store branded eggs from local farms. Trader Joes - I haven't been there at all yet. Camas Produce. While I've seen brown eggs, and sometimes Cage Free eggs at local stores, I don't remember them being specifically marked as fertile.