Trader Joe's fertile eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by number1follower, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. number1follower

    number1follower New Egg

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    Hey everyone, I am doing my very first hatch and I decided on using Trader Joe's white eggs. I am so eggcited because we are on day 5 and the majority of my 3 dozen eggs purchased have blood viens starting to run through them. I do believe though that one of the eggs has a blood ring, but I'm not quit sure, what should I do with that one? Should I wait until next candling or pull it now? I also put in 2 brown eggs from Walmart just to see what happens, but they are too dark to see through, how do you tell with the darker eggs what is going on inside? Any advice on raising and hatching would be greatly appreciated. I also have 5 month old Reds, and black Australorp but they are not laying yet, how can I encourage them to lay?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. There is a thread for people that have hatched 'Trader Joe's eggs', I think you would enjoy it. Just put that title in the search box and it should pop up.
     
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    You've been given some good links to get more information on the fertile eggs and incubating them, hope they helped. As for how to encourage your chickens to lay, the easiest answer is they will lay when they are ready. Just make sure they have a good nutritional feed, limit treats to no more than 10% of their daily diet, give them fresh water and a clean coop and then you wait (that's the hardest part). When they are showing signs of almost laying (such as squatting for you, bright red combs and wattles), you can put golf balls or plastic eggs in the nesting boxes to give them the idea of where they are supposed to lay. Don't be too surprised if you find their first eggs somewhere other than in the boxes or small eggs or even soft shelled eggs...it can take a bit of extra time for their systems to mature.

    Good luck with your flock, hope you are enjoying them!
     
  6. number1follower

    number1follower New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. So the brown eggs were not fertile, out of the 3 doz eggs bought from trader joes 23 are now in lockdown, I am so anxious for them to hatch they are due any day now. I can't wait to meet them.
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined!

    Definitely check out the links provided by @trailrider330 . Happy hatching!
     
  8. number1follower

    number1follower New Egg

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    So my being so anxious has caused one of my eggs to get broken. I think he/she will be OK because it cracked right in the air cell and I used crayon wax to seal the crack, the chicky is still moving. I dropped the light when I was candling it (I know I'm not supposed to :) and it landed on the egg. Please let me know if there is anything else I should be looking for. I am hearing peeps inside the bator, so a lot of the babies have made it into the air cell. I'm too excited I need something to get my mind off this. Can you tell it is my first hatch. Lol[​IMG]
     
  9. number1follower

    number1follower New Egg

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    Day 20 and my incubator somehow got to 120° I think they are dead one I know for sure because I saw blood. sad.:(
     
  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Oh no! Sorry to hear that! I would give them a little while longer just to make sure, but with those temps they are probably dead. [​IMG]
    I would try again though. I lot of people fail on their first attempt. [​IMG]
     

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