Why play slots when you can take a chance on fertile eating eggs!? --Actual conversation from my trip to Reno-- STORE CLERK: ----- at Safeway, how can I help you? ME: Hi! I've been looking for fertile chicken eggs for eating. It should say 'fertile' or 'fertilized across the top of the box and be with the rest of the refrigerated eggs. Do you carry them? STORE CLERK: I'm sorry, did you say civilized chicken eggs? ME: No, um, fertilized. As in fertile chicken eggs. STORE CLERK: Hang on, let me check. ME: K... STORE CLERK: 'Mam? ME: Yes? STORE CLERK: I'm sorry. I looked for you, but we do not carry any civilized chicken eggs. ME: ..... I have followed numerous threads of fellow BYC members hatching eggs that they bought from the grocery store: specifically, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. For the past two months or so, every time that I found myself at a grocery store in my area, I would look for these "fertile chicken eggs" for eating. Living in Washington State (and minutes from Oregon), I have access to both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's (numerous locations). Unfortunately, nether store carried fertile chicken eggs for eating. In fact, I searched numerous stores: Fred Meyer, Safeway, Alberstons, Natural Grocers, Winco, Wal Mart, New Seasons, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, etc... I could not find these darned fertile chicken eggs anywhere! I recently went on a vacation with my SO and his family to Reno, Nevada. It was there, at Whole foods, that fertile eating eggs were found! They actually had three different kinds! I was stunned: As you can see, part of our gambling budget went towards the purchase of SIX DOZEN Rock Island Fertile Chicken Eggs: Jumbo, Large Grade AA, and Extra Large Grade AA. We kept them in a cooler until arriving home today, when we overfilled our Janoel 48 with these fertile eggs. They cost roughly $4.00/dozen. According to the code on the side of the carton, below the expiration date, these eggs were packaged between one and two weeks ago. They were the freshest we could find, so they will have to do! We bought more than our incubator could hold (I know, I know, I know...) but we plan on stacking them long enough to tell which ones are actually developing...if any. Note: The turner is currently disabled... So, now we wait. I suppose this would mean that Hatch Day will be April 19, 2015. I hope to document this experiment on this thread. Wild success or epic failure? Time will tell! To think that these 72 eggs could have possibly ended up in an omelette, but are now sitting in my incubator instead, makes me pretty excited. I've been wanting to try this for awhile now, so it would be awesome to see any development, but I am also staying realistic: these eggs have been washed, packaged, chilled, shipped, and probably tossed about at some point or another. Note: I did break one on accident, and I noticed the shells are quite thin; however, I also clearly spotted a BULLSEYE! Any suggestions/tips/experiences from other Whole Foods hatchers are welcome! These are jumbo brown eggs, for the most part, and I have no idea what might possibly hatch out, should any develop.