Trader Joe Eggs. 9 of 11 viable!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bzbrown, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. bzbrown

    bzbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've got blood rings and veining happening in our TJ eggs! This is our second batch of TJ eggs, the first had 2 that quit a couple days ago. This is a whole new batch, and we're very excited. Also have 4 local BYC'er eggs in lock down!! All showed movement yesterday. Going to be busy around here!
  2. idispatch4911

    idispatch4911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2011
    Southern Utah
    [​IMG] that is SO cool! I'm wanting to try some TJ's eggs with my next hatch. I'm on my first hatch, day 6. I broke down and candled 2 days ago just to see if I could see anything. Teeny Tiny little veins! YAY! Keep us updated because I have plans to raid the egg fridge at TJ's when I clean out my bator!
  3. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    ok this might sound like a noob question but i'm canadian and have no clue what trader joe eggs are.......
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They are fertilized American Free Range eggs from the superstore [​IMG]
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Quote:Their eggs from a chain store called Trader Joe's
  6. yomama

    yomama Overrun With Chickens

    Trader Joe's is a store that sells all kinds of different foods and stuff. We have a few here. I've never been, but I really want to go. My aunt always gets me their flaxseed tortilla chips that I just love!! My understanding is they sell alot of organic, natural and gluten free type stuff - I could be wrong. However, the eggs they sell are also apparently sometimes fertile!
  7. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Richmond, MA
    If you have a local "natural food store" they may sell fertile eggs. Many people will buy them and incubate.
    Even fertile eggs that have been refrigerated will hatch, though the hatch rate will be a bit lower. Bring the eggs to room temp
    for a day before you put into the bator.
  8. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    Wait a you just bought some eggs from Trader Joes (the kind you eat) and they work for an incubator!!??!?! [​IMG] This sounds way cheaper than ordering from some hatchery. I would like to hear more from this, so they were the typical Trader Joes eggs in the fridge isle right? Did they say Fertile on the box, or what breed? how do they work if they are refridgerated? this is all so interesting, details! details! [​IMG]
  9. Barnmaradotte

    Barnmaradotte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    what breeds have been hatched out of trader joe eggs??? trader joes is only 3 miles from my house.
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Quote:They have a variety of eggs. These were marked fertile eggs.

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