Trader Joes & Other Grocery Store Egg Hatching Club - Are you a Member

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by GardeNerd, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Gayle-the-Australorp

    Gayle-the-Australorp Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, nothing so far today but I keep seeing faint dark lines inside. Not sure if those are veins or just something on the egg shell.
     
  2. Gayle-the-Australorp

    Gayle-the-Australorp Out Of The Brooder

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    Disregard my last post....

    Has anyone tried hatching organic free range or cage free eggs?
     
  3. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have the eggs been incubating for? It takes at least 5 to 7 days to really see much inside them.....
     
  4. Gayle-the-Australorp

    Gayle-the-Australorp Out Of The Brooder

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    I had started on Sunday but the eggs are two weeks old according to the date on the carton and one I checked that wasn't incubated looked fertile but considering their age, I'm not sure if anything would have happened.
     
  5. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You won't be able to see any development this early, just about 48 hours won't give you enough to see much yet. There are charts on here of what development looks like the whole 21 days. Remember the day you set is considered day zero. I know it is hard to wait to candle, but realistically 7 days is the earliest to gauge fertility. Believe me, I love to candle
     
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  6. Gayle-the-Australorp

    Gayle-the-Australorp Out Of The Brooder

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    I see.

    If you look at my thread, What do I do now? I explain my mistake and what happened.
     
  7. Gayle-the-Australorp

    Gayle-the-Australorp Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone tried to incubate farm fresh eggs from Trader Joe's?
     
  8. RobG7aChattTN

    RobG7aChattTN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Even if there were a rooster or two that slipped through out of the 100,000 hens on an egg farm it would just be cheaper to buy hatching eggs at almost any normal price than to buy eggs with such a slight chance of fertility. It's easy to tell a rooster from a hen and since roosters don't lay eggs they certainly won't bother to keep them around unless they are specifically trying to sell fertile eggs. In the broiler houses they go through every day removing birds that have bad legs, crossed beaks, runts, star-gazers, etc. I'm sure they do the same when they raise birds as layers and they would quickly remove any roosters as well.
     
  9. Gayle-the-Australorp

    Gayle-the-Australorp Out Of The Brooder

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    You have a point.

    I was just asking out of curiosity.
     

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