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

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

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    I did a safeway egg a few years back and it hatched to be a meany lil rooster [​IMG] but it looked just like a leghorn lol [​IMG] He was sweet...til he hit puberty LOL
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm going to have to drop by both Safeway and TJs. Next time I put some in the bator, I'll become a member of the TJ Egg Hatching Cliub.

    I just love Joey,

    ... but that roo looks NOISY!
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
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    Quote:According to the trader joes site, your closest store is 55 miles away in Chapel Hill, NC. I've driven farther for eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK gang... I'm doing it again! I was at Trader Joe's yesterday, and couldn't resist looking at the eggs. They were just loading the shelf with new fertile eggs, only 7 days old. So, I set a dozen last night. Our little TJ could use a few leghorn friends! Wish me luck!
     
  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It was your little experiment that got my daughter and I thinking about hatching grocery store eggs. Trader Joe's ended up being a success for us since there are so many local stores and their fertile egg supplier is only about 30 miles away from us. There are many times I see eggs 3 days old in our local Trader Joe's. From the post I have read, it looks like fertile eggs in Trader Joe's is a West Coast thing.

    Anyone have recent pictures of the TJs chicks or chickens to post? I took this one yesterday.
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  6. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure do! Here is our TJ... she's 7 weeks old today.

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  7. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Just out of curiosity, what was the oldest TJ eggs, you guys have set? I just threw a dozen 10 day old eggs in my bator to test it (I just finished making it). 10 day was the freshest they had, so for $2 I thought why not try it.
     
  8. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Whole Foods has fertile eggs too. I was there on Valentine's Day and had to slap my own hand away! [​IMG]
     
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  9. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My TJ hatched out of eggs that were 3 weeks old when I bought them.
     
  10. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    YAY! [​IMG] I just candled my TJ eggs, and out of the 12, ten day old eggs, I have 5 developing!!!! [​IMG] YAY!!!
     

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