The Incubator Thread

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ZakoHero, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Chickencame1st

    Chickencame1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I have read where people have had amazing luck hatching from certain types of high end stores. Not just a regular grocery store.
     
  2. TNchickmom

    TNchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh ok well I've never heard of that but there's a lot I haven't lol. I never thought high end store would have fertile eggs.
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    run of the mill grocery stores don't carry fertile eggs, and even though some people have had luck with trader joes, I would go more local. I have hatched alot of eggs from fridges, but most were still local. And I knew they were fertile.
     
  4. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You sure can! I currently have four trader how's eggs on day 11 with bouncy embryos inside! Unfortunately there were a few early quitters but the eggs were almost a month old already. I found with whole foods only one out of a dozen was actually fertile so I'd skip those and go with trader joe's. I set another dozen TJ eggs in a second bator three days ago and all are showing veins already. I would highly recommend trying it! It's fun hatching what was meant to be food haha! And they're easy to candle since they're white! Here's a day six pic of one of mine:

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  5. Chickencame1st

    Chickencame1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow--so it's gonna be a surprise as to what the bread is--more than likely a Leghorn of some sort--keep me posted on your progress.
    Are the cartons dated? Ive never looked. I could always ask when the shipment is coming in.
    I have known that cold for eggs is better than heat anyway--wondering if there would be a higher % of pullets?

    Keep us posted!!!

    Thanks
     
  6. TNchickmom

    TNchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps


    Well wow, I dont have a trader Joe's so i never knew that. I just know kroger doesn't lol.
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    only problem with commercial eggs is that they are so old by the time you get them.
     
  8. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first batch were almost a month old according to the date code when I set them. The latest batch was under a week! The farm they come from is really close though.
     
  9. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I got some store eggs called rock Island. the were a week old. but didn't develope past day 10
     
  10. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried some rock island as well. None even started! When I cracked them open not a single one was even fertile despite the "fertile" label!
     

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