I know of somebody who cannot eat eggs because decades ago he discovered a chick´s foetus in one, and so I wonder what he´d make of a West Midlands teenager who managed to hatch a chick from a free-range egg?
William Atkins, 14, successfully reared a duckling after buying 12 Gladys-May’s Braddock Whites free range duck eggs from Waitrose.
The teenager placed the £2.30 eggs in an incubator he purchased from eBay for £40 and then waited three days until he finally detected a heartbeat.
William, from Sutton Coldfield, said:-‘From then on the unborn duckling grew bigger inside the shell every day. Just over three weeks later the egg began rocking and a few days after that, the tiny duckling pecked its way out.’
The chick has been named Jeremy, which left William feeling ‘over the moon’, though his mum has told him to give it to a local farm once it gets older!