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Newbi Whole Foods eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Spinster_Sister, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All! I'm so excited to finally start up my dream of having backyard chickens! I was up all night last night reading all about the great successes with grocery store fertilized eggs! I have been going around in circles thinking of buying some eggs through ebay, buying an EXPENSIVE incubator, etc....then yesterday I finally said...no way. My brother in law was even going to take me to Chino for the livestock auction tomorrow for some eggs! (I am in Los Angeles).
    After staying up all night reading GardeNerd's thread about her kid's science project it just clicked. I want layers....why not hatch eggs from genuine layers? After two hours sleep I visited my local Trader Joe's in Manhattan Beach and their fertilized eggs were about 7 days old so I passed. I went to Whole Foods and found Everday 365 fertilized large brown eggs that were dated 308DEC4 so I coddled them and checked out.
    I just finished my homemade incubator and they are inside basking at 99.6F.
    I do have one observation.
    My semi feral cat, Sufi, just went NUTS when I brought the eggs home! I uncovered the dozen and let them get some of the condensation off the shell and she just kept sniffing them especially two of them! For the cat people here....have you noticed your felines acting especially crazy around fertilized eggs vs sterile eggs? She is just laying over the old cardboard holder and rolling over it.

    Sorry to ramble, but I'm pretty excited!

    Oh yes, my name is Vickie and I am a new home owner in San Pedro. Single, owned by two cats, Libby and Sufi, with no human children of my own.
    Isn't it amazing the possibilty of new life just makes the whole world sunnier?

    ~Vickie
     
  2. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good luck with your hatch! Keep us updated. Have you figured out how to post pictures yet? We'd love to see your homemade incubator!
    My cat ignores everything except the shaking of her food bag and the sound of the door opening. She has had no interest in the eggs or chicks. Maybe someone else has a different experience.
    Good luck!
     
  3. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply! I haven't posted any photos yet but plan to do, hopefully later this coming weekend. My cat, Sufi, is still pretty interested in the white box unlike Libby!
     
  4. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep checking back! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
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    Hi Vicki, and welcome to BYC. I wish you the best of luck, but most of all, have fun, and keep us updated on your hatch!! Ps we LOVE pictures around here [​IMG]
     
  6. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC...

    That'd be an awesome way to start indeed. Best of luck
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  7. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. chickenlover135

    chickenlover135 Out Of The Brooder

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    so did they hatch??? [​IMG]
     
  9. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread is almost 4 years ago and her last login was 9 days ago.
     
  10. chickenlover135

    chickenlover135 Out Of The Brooder

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    So did it hatch yes or no :/
     
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