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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Speedychicken27, Mar 24, 2018.
what dose it mean when the fat end is up and the pointy end down????
the round end of an egg has an air cell. the age of an egg can be guessed at by how high it floats because as an egg ages it looses moisture through the shell and the air cell grows.
But how do I know if there is a chick
Float testing during incubation is to watch for movement, easier to see when egg is floating in water, to see if chick is still alive-usually only after 'due' date is well past.
It is day 22 but what would movement look like
What day of incubation are you on...why are you floating?
More info would help.
Today is day 22 they are floating with the fat side up and pointy down can’t tell if there is movement
Just candle it. You should be able to see if there is movement inside. The float test is supposedly to make it easier to see the movement. But the test is too easy to be wrong. The only way it is wonderful is if you see the egg bobble or move.
If it sinks, that does not guarantee death. If it floats, that does not guarantee life. Only if it moves in the water, that confirms life. Non-movement does not confirm death, they can be very still and not be dead.
(can you tell I hate the float test?) getting the egg wet is not a good idea either, if it is still viable.
Have you tried a flashlight...looking into the egg yet?
I tried to but all the eggs have shells that are way to thick but thanks
Can you see an air cell?