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selfsufficientish



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 2:52 pm    Post subject: Calling all Londoners  Reply with quote    

I have been contacted by a Film production company asking if I know anyone in the london area who has a bit of the countryside in the city.

What they have so far is resturant who grow all their own foods on the roof and a lady who suposedly hatched an egg bought at Tesco.

Anything along these lines I guess. If you want to help them out then let me know.

ta

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Calling all Londoners Reply with quote    

selfsufficientish wrote:
a lady who suposedly hatched an egg bought at Tesco.


Is that Lindsay?

alison
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lindsay has, but I think there was some publicity about someone else in the nationals, while Lins had her eggs in the incubator.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought the publicity was about an old man though, whereas Lindsay is definitely a lady

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

she's no lady

(just my friend )

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alison wrote:
she's no lady

(just my friend )


Hmm, you know what they say about birds of a feather

selfsufficientish



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The egg lady was a lady and she is suposed to of hatched a cock!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Linds hatched a cockerel too.

selfsufficientish



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 05 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I always thought that shop bought egg were not fertalised, how is it possible?

Gertie



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 05 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I guess this is something to take into account when buying free range eggs, as opposed to battery eggs.

I've never really given any thought to the fact that the eggs I buy may be fertilised - the company I work for deals with complaint letters from Sainsburys customers and about six months ago I saw a letter from a customer who's daughter was traumatised when cracking an egg into the frying pan to find a dead foetus - we got the piccies as well - awful!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 05 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Commercial eggs should not be fertilised.

The Oakham hens, apparently, had the cockerel in with them because it kept the hens calm.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 05 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is a townie question, I know, but I've never had chickens.......

If an egg was fertilised, can you tell? (as long as they are fresh) and how long can they be kept? I was under the impression that as long as they wern't brooded, they wouldn't develop, but obviously some do - it must be quite rare though (especially if people keep eggs in the fridge)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 05 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's one for TD to answer!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 05 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fertile eggs look no different than non.

If they are left to develop initially you may see a spot in the yolk.

Fetile eggs can be kept in a fridge, and still hatch for up to a month. The viability will go down as the time increases, but it is still possible.

Only when they reach and maintain a temperature do they start developing.

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