Question on store bought eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HEChicken, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I am NOT to the point I'm ready to try incubating (actually, I think I'll just let my hens do it for me if/when the times comes [​IMG]) but I'm curious about all these posts of store bought eggs hatching. I have bought cage free eggs for years but since reading these posts, I've paid more attention to them when I use them and have yet to see a fertile egg. What brands of eggs do you get that are viable? I ask because I would have assumed that most store bought eggs would not be....
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    You want to try getting your hands on some free-range farm eggs. Some of the fancier food stores have farm eggs. Up here in Iowa Hy-vee carries farm eggs collected from Amish farms, but I've actually been to an Amish egg farm, and it was just a big confinement building with no access to the outdoors. They did have roosters though.

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