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February 29, 2016 8:08 PM   Subscribe

 
The choice of music in these videos is top notch!
posted by blurker at 8:12 PM on February 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh
posted by Going To Maine at 8:16 PM on February 29, 2016


Peep and the big wide world! Awwwwww!
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:19 PM on February 29, 2016


Users of the forums on BackyardChickens.com have extensive threads about incubating and hatching fertile Trader Joe’s eggs; the chickens hatch normally. (Many of these chickens are named TJ.)

For those unfamiliar: Albert Heijn is the name of a supermarket chain in the Netherlands.
posted by jedicus at 8:21 PM on February 29, 2016 [4 favorites]


"But fertile eggs, those that may or may not have resulted from the mating of a hen and a rooster, are available. "

How could a fertile egg not result from the mating of a hen and a rooster?
posted by I-baLL at 8:37 PM on February 29, 2016 [7 favorites]


Albert RULES!

Not sure I buy the fertilized egg in a supermarket dozen that hatches successfully after incubation, though.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 8:48 PM on February 29, 2016


How could a fertile egg not result from the mating of a hen and a rooster?

Henvitro fertilization
posted by Going To Maine at 8:59 PM on February 29, 2016 [22 favorites]


Chicken Jesus.
posted by Segundus at 9:14 PM on February 29, 2016 [6 favorites]


How could a fertile egg not result from the mating of a hen and a rooster?

Parthenogenesis happens (super rarely) in chickens (and quail, turkeys, and zebra finches).
posted by Lou Stuells at 9:30 PM on February 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


How could a fertile egg not result from the mating of a hen and a rooster?

the hen tells the rooster that she was impregnated by an angel bearing the seed of god himself and for 2,000 years the rest of the chickens are like "sure seems legit"
posted by poffin boffin at 9:49 PM on February 29, 2016 [25 favorites]


Eeep! Eeep! Eeep! Eeep!

I really really want to do this.

My cats are also fully onboard with this project, unfortunately.
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:08 PM on February 29, 2016


I feel like that episode of Futurama when there was a tentacle monster coming out of the toilet and Hermes was like "My parents promised me this couldn't happen!!" My parents promised me this couldn't happen. For some reason the idea that I might have eaten fertilized eggs is revolting. I'm not sure why non-fertilized eggs should be non-revolting, they just are.
posted by bleep at 10:15 PM on February 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Well, balut is a food.
posted by FJT at 10:26 PM on February 29, 2016 [5 favorites]


InsertNiftyNameHere:

Not sure I buy the fertilized egg in a supermarket dozen that hatches successfully after incubation, though.


I have done this. It works.
posted by deadbilly at 11:06 PM on February 29, 2016


My parents promised me this couldn't happen

I was under the impression that in the US all eggs had to be refrigerated, which surely would mean it couldn't (hatching, that is) even if for some inexplicable reason they were fertilised.
posted by Segundus at 2:38 AM on March 1, 2016


Aw, adorbs! I wonder what else is under the "peep" tag on MeFi...

Whelk, you bastard!
posted by Molesome at 3:53 AM on March 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


The way I understand it, eggs can be refrigerated for up to seven days before incubation. This feature lets the mama accrue several eggs to hatch a full clutch (brooding is hard on chickens - they need enough chicks to make it worth it)
posted by annathea at 4:47 AM on March 1, 2016


do quail get lonely?
posted by lokta at 5:33 AM on March 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


There's also the fact that, in Europe, eggs are not washed and then continously refrigerated after laying as they are in the U.S...
The article focuses on chicken eggs, but i'd guess that it also applies to quail eggs etc.

I wished he named the quail Doug.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 5:36 AM on March 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's very appropriately named.. Albert Heijn is the largest grocery store in the Netherlands.
posted by antinomia at 6:14 AM on March 1, 2016


Albert Heijn is the largest grocery store in the Netherlands.

Affectionately referred to as A-Ha!
posted by 256 at 7:11 AM on March 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


(is Heijn pronounced like rain with an H? or like heinz ketchup without the Z? just wondering)
posted by poffin boffin at 9:29 AM on March 1, 2016


How could a fertile egg not result from the mating of a hen and a rooster?


Parthenogenesis.
posted by Mister Cheese at 12:34 PM on March 1, 2016


Whole Foods regularly stocks ostrich eggs. Just pointing that out.
posted by malphigian at 12:48 PM on March 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


(is Heijn pronounced like rain with an H? or like heinz ketchup without the Z? just wondering)

The latter.
posted by 256 at 2:07 PM on March 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


FJT: "Well, balut is a food."

And this is where we regrettably must part company.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:08 PM on March 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


*FJT: "Well, balut is a food."

And this is where we regrettably must part company.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
posted by Going To Maine at 12:38 AM on March 3, 2016


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