Supermarket eggs? Can they hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EggHatcherr, May 31, 2017.

  1. EggHatcherr

    EggHatcherr Out Of The Brooder

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    I am incubating 4 supermarket eggs from Whole Foods. I will be updating and updating a lot! Since I posted this late, it is day 3 and the eggs yolk are a bit dark. I have brown and white eggs, the brown eggs are very hard to see through while the white eggs are easy to see through. I will be updating!!
     
  2. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Except Trader Joe's most supermarket eggs are infertile because there has never been a rooster with them.
     
  3. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update. My wife told me Whole Foods sells fertilized eggs as well. Guess the package says 'fertilized on it'?
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure if they are fresh and fertile, Some are, Most are not---most "hen" houses do not want roosters in their flock and ALOT of egg buyers do not want fertile eggs. But as I can tell from your post---You want to PLAY. I personally would go get some farm fresh eggs from the man down the road, that has the roosters with his hens---you will stand a lot better chance.
     
  5. EggHatcherr

    EggHatcherr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys, im just doing for fun and as an experiment! But if it does hatch, that'd be nice!
     
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  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Were they refrigerated?
    I think the chances are very very low given processing time and that they were likely refrigerated at some point.
     
  7. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep us updated on their development. It'll be interesting to see if/how many hatch.
     
  8. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    And what breeds they may end up being. ;)

    That could be a fun guessing game!
     
  9. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess for the white - leghorn
    For the brown - ??? Some sort of specialty cross.
     
  10. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the white!!

    Brown would stand a Good Chance of being mixed with some form of red sex-link is my guess.
     
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