Trader Joe's Eggs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by can't get enough chicken, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Is it possible to hatch chicks from fertile Trader Joe's Eggs? I heard it was if you go really early and get them! Just curious![​IMG]
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Mwaaahaaaahaaaahaaaa! Is it possible, you ask?






    The little black one is not a TJs chick, I had some other eggs in the incubator with the TJ eggs.

    Three out of a dozen eggs, not bad for an $2.47 eggspermiment!
  3. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    I have been wanting to try this! [​IMG]
  4. crosbygroup

    crosbygroup Songster

    I hatched 15 out of 36 with Trader Joes eggs. It was my first hatch ever and cost a whole $7.00.
  5. This has got to be the most intriguing thing I have ever heard of!! I just can't imagine first of all that they deliberately market FERTILE eggs, and secondly that they are able to hatch after all of the handling, temperature issues, etc. You hear so much about people ordering fertile eggs and they get nothing, but you can buy a dozen totally mishandled eggs (for hatching standards) and get a pretty good rate of hatching. Amazing!!

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  6. blaundee

    blaundee Songster

    Aug 3, 2009
    Quote:Or, you can do it like me... get FRESH eggs from your own hens, laid that very day, and not get any of them past day 18.... I suck. [​IMG]
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I'm envious of everyone that HAS a Trader Joe's. On the rare occasion I travel to a city that has one, its the first place I hit - I love it.
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Here's my theory why any TJs eggs hatch:

    The shipper only handles eggs. Great big temperature controlled trucks. Flats and flats and flats of carefully handled eggs. Loaded and stacked using dollies, pallets, fork-lifts, etc.

    Unlike USPS or UPS or FedEx. Small boxes handled individually by human beings and shipped in unrefrigerated trucks in huge stacks of boxes of other sizes. Just for starters.....
  9. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    I really want to try this but I am not allowed roosters where I live so I don't want to take the risk of getting a rooster and then selling it for dinner [​IMG]
  10. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    You really didn't have to give Linda a reason to show off her TJ eggs again did you? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I think it is pretty cool that they will hatch! [​IMG] If we had one around here I would try it but no TJ's in Utah. [​IMG]

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