What stores carry Fertile Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have heard of people hatching Fertile eggs from the store but I cannot seem to find them. We do not have a Trader Joes around her (that I know of anyway) and I went to 2 grocery stores and couldn't find any.
    Does anybody know what stores carry them?
  2. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Some of the SaveMart stores here carry fertile eggs. They are brown eggs, whereas Trader Joe eggs are white (they're leghorns). SaveMart is owned by the same company as Lucky's and SavOn.

    I have seen fertile eggs at Whole Foods Market, as well.

    I saw them one time in one Safeway in Sacramento.

    Many "natural/organic" food stores will have them.
  3. TomMN1

    TomMN1 In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2010
    Inver Grove Heights
    I think it also depends on where you live. Last spring, I checked a couple of the Trader Joe's here in MN and they looked at me like I had three heads. They never heard of carrying fertile eggs in the store. Same with Whole Foods and another local co-op. No local stores that I have found carry them.
  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Songster

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
    The best bet is to attend a farmer's market once they start up in the spring. Ask the seller if they have any roosters in their flock. If they do, there are likely to be fertile eggs.
  5. free_loader

    free_loader In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2007
    DeLeon Springs
    I picked up a couple dozen from "Peggy's whole foods" in Daytona Beach FL today
  6. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

    Jan 17, 2011
    Our Trader Joes does not have fertile eggs either. [​IMG]
  7. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I am just curious why you want fertile eggs from a store ? [​IMG] you dont know what breed you will be getting and what kind of health they been in. Its best to find from a breeder. just my opinion.
  8. Obyli

    Obyli Chirping

    Jun 17, 2011
    California Torrance
    i bought a dozen of trader joes eggs and i got 11/12 hatched. But i end of having 2 left cause my dog ate it all. So i have to give my other 2 to my friend to keep it for me [​IMG]
  9. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    Quote:Wow [​IMG] 11/12 that is really good! [​IMG] but I guess it didnt turn out so good afterall lol [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. free_loader

    free_loader In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2007
    DeLeon Springs
    Quote:It's more of a "Can I hatch out eggs that have been refrigerated, may not be the freshest, and have been handled roughly?"challenge ... regarding breed.. I called the farm that packaged my eggs and asked.. all their birds are production New Hampshire reds ... So I know what I'll get if they hatch [​IMG]

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