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Floating test day 18

Floating test debunk, the truth and the myths about floating and sinking.
By T-Brown90 · Aug 8, 2019 · ·
  1. T-Brown90
    It is day 18! But before "lockdown" starts you might want to check those chicks one more time. A lot of people do a final "candling" but at this point you cant see nothing but the air sac most of the time so seeing movement is a challenge...what's next.."water/floating test"..now let me tell you what I know about that from my own experience..Floating does not matter! I have seen articles and video of others doing this and as soon as an egg sinks they maybe wait 2 secs before saying it's no good..or as soon as it sink they automatically say it's no good.. well...today's gonna be turning day 19 for eggs. On day 18 I did the processes stated above. I had two sink the rest floated but all of them moved..yes even the sunken ones. My rule of thumb is to wait no less the 10 sec without movement before tossing them out. Why?? The two that sank were obviously larger, thicker and when candling the chick seemed bigger than the others..weight and size to effect buoyancy (floating)

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  1. karenerwin
    "More information needed"
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Aug 9, 2019
    I agree with you that it can be hard to see much in an incubated egg at day 18, I am not sure that I think water testing them is always a good idea.
    I am concerned with the potential of drowning your chick if they had piped internally earlier than expected. I think it would have been a good idea for you to at least mention this possibility, so that people could be informed/warned and be better able to make an informed decision about what they want to do. Depending on how familiar the person is with incubating, they may have had fluctuations in temps which could result in the eggs developing a bit quicker than expected.
    I also think a video would maker it clearer/easier to understand for people not familiar with float testing incubated eggs.
  2. Anonymous
    "Good article"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Aug 8, 2019
    Adding some pictures, a video and more details would make the article better
    1. T-Brown90
      I am still new at posting / articals , ect...video I still have to figure out..lol


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  1. T-Brown90
    I will add this..the ones that sank did so vertically (not flat down like a rock) the air sac and its location determine how it will float and how it will sit/ lay under water..so sinking does not determine no/loss of air sac.

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