• !!What is a float test!! •

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shauna's Silkies, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Can u tel me what is a float test!!!
    please Shauna
     
  2. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    I've been wondering this same thing.... thankyou for asking
     
  3. alaina

    alaina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my knowledge, a float test is where you place the eggs in a bowl (deep) or bucket of water to see which ones stay on the bottom, and which float. If they float, it means the air cell inside the egg is larger, and that the egg is older and/or not fit to eat. I always pitch the floaters. Keep in mind, fresh eggs will lay on the bottom. I think there is a test for hatching eggs to see if they are still alive or not (after incubation for a period of time) but I am not familiar with that float test.

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  4. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YA.... haha
    See im on day 24 on hatching 7 silkies and there was no sign of pips or movement!!!!
    and someone said do a float test!!
     
  5. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am only familiar with the float test for edibale eggs, never heard of float testing during incubation...
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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  7. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think ill skip the float test...
    Thanks anyway [​IMG]
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  8. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good info on the float test [​IMG]
     

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