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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shauna's Silkies, Jul 22, 2011.
Hi Can u tel me what is a float test!!!
I've been wondering this same thing.... thankyou for asking
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.
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!!
I am only familiar with the float test for edibale eggs, never heard of float testing during incubation...
I think ill skip the float test...
Good info on the float test