Does anyone know about incubating pheasants

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ferb, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. ferb

    ferb In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2016
    Does anyone know how too float test pheasant eggs to see if they are fertile before any incubation. Please let me know.
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    As far as I know, there is no float test that will check eggs for fertility without at least some incubation. The float test will determine whether or not eggs that have not had any incubation are fresh or not. Fresh eggs will sink while old eggs will float.

    The only way that I know to check eggs that have not been incubated for fertility is to sacrifice some by cracking them open and checking the yolk for a "bullseye".

    Float test of egg viability

    This site makes the claim that partially incubated eggs can be checked for fertility by using a float test. I personally have not tried their method and am skeptical of their claims.

    How to Tell if a Bird Egg is Infertile

    Pheasant and Partridge (Chukar) forum.

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