A few weeks ago right after I joined the BYC forum, I posted about getting 9 dozen farm eggs from our local farmers market for a buck a dozen. At the time I didn't even have a bator, but I was curious about incubating some chicks to hatch out. I was encouraged to wait and get some different eggs - who knew how old these might be or if they had been refridgerated etc - my hubby wasn't ready for me to start hatching. Well, I waited a few weeks did some research on breeds and contacted someone about sikie and a few "mixed" eggs. I got my bator (a LG) and got it up and running. Still had a few dozen of those farm eggs in the fridge. I just couldn't help myself! I put 4 eggs that had been in my fridge over 2 weeks at least and they are ALL developing. I can see an embryo at 5 days and veins - all look good like the candling pics I have seen. At the most I figured it would keep me from going crazy waiting for my silkie eggs to arrive ( thanks Katrinag ) and I could "pratice" candling on eggs that weren't so important. I'm kinda shocked still that they are growing in there, but I am having a total blast showing my 10 year old when we candle them where the baby is and how the veins are "feeding" the chick inside. Right now they are just little blobs. I still don't have great expectations about them developing all the way to hatch, but boy if they do......!! I can just think of the names : fridge, popcicle, etc. Just had to share my amazement. I have read and reread the thread about Joey the TJ baby, and figured mine were just in there way too long to ever do anything. I was pleasantly surprised!