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

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

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I LOVE this thread!!

    I didn't see if she posted, but our moderator eggchel was the first that introduced me to this when I heard about her chicken named "Safeway" (which she hatched from Safeway free range eggs).

    I remember I was blown away at the concept!
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    heh...I was just at TJ's yesterday and the hatching eggs were only 6 days old.

    I did manage to refrain, simply because I have enough White Foghorns and they're difficult to get rid of. Maybe I should roll up on Safeway next.
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:How about:

    Grocery Store Egg Hatching Club - Are you a Member?

    or

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

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  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:How about:

    Grocery Store Egg Hatching Club - Are you a Member?

    or

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

    [​IMG]

    Your right, Nifty, because not everyone has access to TJ's and not all TJ's have fertile eggs, but many other natural grocery stores do. Thanks for the title suggestions, [​IMG] I liked them all.

    I edited my original post to change the title and add a link to the thread about my kids' project.
    Post a link to a thread about your project, show us a picture, or write a comment if you want join!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Quote:That's it! I'll name the third one Thompson since I got the eggs at Thompson's market!
    Thomson, Mushy and Speedy. Hatched yesterday
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    I just recently renovated my trusty ol' 16+ y.o. incubator and found some TJ's eggs to calibrate it way out here in Las Vegas, NV, that were only 4 days old and shipped over the hill from Pasadena. I didn't want to put expensive *purebred* eggs into it in case the thermostat was wonky. The bator works fine, though, and so if they candle well this weekend there may be a new member to the club.

    I followed this thread previously... The idea is just zany enough to be VERY appealing.
     
  7. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:This is My story too. Our local store carries farm fresh eggs, they don't say anywhere about being fertile. But I called the farm to ask if there were roos with the hens! He said Yes! The hens are red rock and the roos are red rocks and white rocks. YAY! I just put the 10 in the 'bator this morning 3-15-10 so we'll see what hatches if any.

    I'm not sure if he was very excited about me using his eggs this way, but what can I say!
     
  8. BGCNVLA

    BGCNVLA Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm currently hatching eggs from TJ with my kids in an after school program. Unfortunatly, it looks like only 6 out of the 12 are developing. I am a first time hatcher so it could be a combination of variables but I'm also hatchingfree range eggs from a local farmer with the ratio being about 2:1 (1 TJ egg developing for ever two of the other eggs). I'll update after the hatch.
     
  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    read this thread yesterday and was amazed.

    went to TJs and whole foods just now and got fertilized eggs at both
    Brown from WF - (16 days old) $3
    white rom TJs - (12 days old) $2.49

    They are a bit old -but gotta give it a go!!!!
    will put them in to the incubator this evening.
     
  10. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] It appears that TJ's eggs to Las Vegas do not fare so well in transit....That and the checkout girl said to really check the carton as the gorillas in the back room were unloading the trucks. I wish I had candled BEFORE I put them in the bator.... Lots of broken yolks that got an auto-turner joy ride for a week. (Lesson learned!) Out of 23 eggs, all duds with 3 having blood rings. The yolks were a really pale yellow color, too.

    I will try again, though. I wanna be in the club!
     

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