Is it possible to hatch supermarket eggs?
In 2020, a Briton named Charli Lello decided to hatch three eggs she bought from a Waitrose supermarket. Like she said CNNShe got the idea from a video she saw on Facebook where someone was trying to hatch quail eggs. Although she didn’t get the exact same ones, she decided to try duck eggs as she thought those might also work. Since the video Charli had originally seen showed the man failing to hatch the quail eggs, she didn’t have much hope. A few days later, however, she was surprised to discover that it had worked: three ducklings emerged from the eggs without complications and were later named Beep, Peep and Meep.
According to The daily mail, this is not the first time such a thing has happened with eggs bought from the British grocery chain. In 2014, a teenager named William Atkins purchased half a dozen free-range eggs and an incubator and successfully hatched a baby duckling he later named Jeremy.
You will notice that these two reported cases were specifically from duck eggs. As Scientific orientation explains, while hatching from a supermarket egg is incredibly unlikely, it is possible provided you buy free-range eggs from the right bird; but if you’re worried about coming face-to-face with a chicken embryo while preparing your standard morning scramble, you can rest easy knowing the odds are in your favor.