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I want to do the water test on my hens eggs how old do the eggs have to be

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Was wondering how many days old the eggs have to be to do the water test on them I don't want to kill any babies
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Most people water candle when eggs are overdue and right before they turn off the incubator on unhatched eggs.  The only thing the water test will tell you is that if the egg wiggles, (and it needs to be full-size) that the chick is alive.  If you don't see the water ripple or the egg move, the chick could be sleeping, or possibly dead.

 

Why are you wanting to do the water test?

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Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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post #5 of 6

Hi and welcome to BYC. Fridayyet has given you some good advice, so i will just say a big hello! :frow

 

 

All the best

Ct

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post #6 of 6

I wouldn't do it -   are your  eggs overdue to hatch?

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