Whole Foods & Trader Joes "fertile eggs" 16/3/10 DEVELOPING JUST FINE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Phage, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Read a thread yesterday about incubating store bought eggs 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.
    and keep the thread updated.
    Anyone else setting store eggs today??
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2010
  2. chickencoop31320

    chickencoop31320 Have bator, will hatch

    Sep 24, 2008
    Southeast Georgia
    Quote:Have these eggs been refrigerated?
    When I was a newbie I tried incubating an egg that I had washed and refrigerated.
    It hatched, was deformed and sad.
    I don't think its a good idea... JMO. [​IMG]
  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    But it seems like lots of people have been doing this successfully for years, and apart from low rate of starting the hatching chicks seem no worse off than other chicks.
  4. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Quote:Don't sweat it. Your eggs are probably too old, but aside from that, it's all just whatever. [​IMG]
  5. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Crowing

    Mar 14, 2010
    Corrales, NM
    Well, you'll know in a week when you candle!

    Did you sacrifice any eggs just to check on their general condition? I was a bit surprised at how pale the yolk was for being so organic, etc.

    I set 23 TJ's last Saturday.... It's a long seven days watching the eggs have a joy ride in the egg turner.... Kinda like watching paint dry, but with more hope....
  6. last winter my broody BO hatched out a refrigerator egg... a rooster named christmas miracle. He was AWESOME, and had been refrigerated for a LONG time... he was fine, until he got eaten by a fox.
  7. Lazyhead

    Lazyhead Chirping

    Apr 29, 2008
    Best of luck!
  8. ChicknCharm

    ChicknCharm Songster

    Aug 25, 2009
    Ha! I worked at the Whole Foods corporate office years ago...before moving to the center of nowhere. I have to ask...how do you know how old the eggs are? How do you know they are fertilized? Are you just buying a carton of eggs with a hatch date and then candling to see if anything is in there? Amazing...I had no idea. Now I am too far from the civilized world to visit Whole Foods or any other "real" grocery. Good luck!

    I like the Christmas Miracle story...not so much the ending.
  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Quote:Both the WF ad TJs egg cartons stated "fertilized eggs" on the boxes, and there is a "lay date" on the end of the box. I asked in the store just to check that the date stated was the lay date.
  10. bbowen

    bbowen Songster

    Dec 31, 2009
    Moira, NY
    Are they selling them for eating? Is there some benefit to eating fertilized eggs? Seems like and odd thing to advertise. I'd think most people would be adverse to buying fertilized eggs for eating.

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