View Full Version : chicks???

02-04-2009, 08:40 PM
is it possible to incubate store bought eggs to hatch baby chicks?????? just wondering

02-04-2009, 09:28 PM
Maybe farm-bought fertile eggs... I don't think the regular ones at the store are fertile lol

12-22-2009, 12:29 AM
even if the store ones were the fridge would kill them, so if u get farm fresh eggs make sure they have not be put in a fridge

12-24-2009, 03:42 PM
OK...Eggs 101

1. Eggs bought at the grocery store are not fertile. The laying hens never see a rooster and just drop eggs.

2. You cannot refrigerate a fertile egg or heat it up, the embryo is very fragile.

3. You can order eggs for hatching, but from a hatchery. It's a pain in the butt, don't do it. It is so much cheaper and easier to just buy frozen chicks and quail.

01-12-2010, 10:58 PM
I buy from local chicken farms around 200-300 chicks a year many of the farms give me roster chicks free so always take advantage of that. for chick my cost is 5 cents - 10 cents a chick. tegus love chicks

Digby Rigby
10-20-2010, 12:50 AM
Actually fertilized eggs are a whole food unlike unfertilized eggs. You can get fertilized eggs at many supermarkets. They are labeled as such.

Digby Rigby balboa28279@mypacks.net