I've been doing a ton of research on different chickens, which would be best for our climate, which are the best layers, the best meat chickens, etc. I visited what seemed like a thousand different websites to price compare.
Then I get this brainy idea to hop in the van and go driving to our local fresh egg supplier. I asked her if she sold chicks, chickens or fertile hatching eggs; she said she had *just* collected the day's eggs and they were still on the counter. WOOT! She had already washed them, which isn't a good thing- but hopefully it won't be a problem.
She said that she couldn't sell them as fertile hatching eggs, since she can't guarantee fertility but that she does have a rooster and has been getting some blood spots when she cooks with the eggs (which indicates a fertile egg).
I walked away with a dozen potentially fertile eggs for $3.00.