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Trader Joe's Fertile Chicken Eggs Are Indeed Hatchable

Some otherwise regular-looking egg cartons at Trader Joe’s specify that they contain fertile eggs, but that doesn’t mean baby chicks will hatch from the eggs in your refrigerator.

However, TikTok user bought a dozen fertile eggs from Trader Joe's, incubated them, and hatched chickens. Other people on YouTube have also done it.

Fertilized eggs are nearly identical to regular eggs, the specification just means that the hen who laid the egg spent some time with a rooster.

A chick could hatch from an egg under the right conditions. However, the cold temperatures of refrigeration typically prevent the imperceptibly small embryo from growing.