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egg floatation..

Discussion in 'Quail' started by growinupinfl, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    I saw a thread on here about egg flotation. It seems the chicken incubating have never heard about this concept. But I did see the thread here under quails about it, and in them testing eggs of rare wild birds.

    I would like to have more information on how to do this. Is it based on the angle, or what? How accurate has anyone been with using this method. How do you tell a quitter vs still developing... Any info would be awesome..


  2. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Click on the sticky at the top of this page. I am pretty sure there is a section about float testing.
  3. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    Quote:A live egg will do a dance for you about 3 days before hatching.

    One that has stopped developing should float high after a few days because of gases building up in the egg.

    A sinker never did anything.

    You should really go back & read JJMR's post again or PM him for the best advise. I only float them before putting them in the bator to cut down on the poppers.

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