Float test

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nigel5764, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. nigel5764

    nigel5764 Out Of The Brooder

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    May 21, 2011
    Cumbria England
    Had a great weekend watching chicks hatch and now i have 9 of the little cuties ,who needs a tv when you have these to look at .strange though ,1st arrived right on day 21, 9th chick arrived day 24.but have just had 10th chick arrived day25 but not looking good chick just lying there so sad.have 2left only problem is its day 25 ,have just float tested and eggs and they sit just above water line ,what do you think do i wait and see or call it a day!!!!!!
     
  2. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    If they do hatch they will probabkly be weaker than day 24 chick and/or have leg and neck deformaties. Are you using a still air incubator or forced air?
     
  3. nigel5764

    nigel5764 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its forced air,Yeh not sure what to do day 24 chick is week and struggling to stand.
     
  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    Forced air shouldn't have had much in the way of "hot spots" where some eggs could develop more than others so I would assume the other eggs are probably not going to hatch. it sounds like the late chick might have used to much energy escaping the egg? Is it just weak? Maybe sugar water to give it energy?
     

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