Foat test question - lockdown today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaMarcy, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Songster

    Aug 28, 2011
    Snohomish, WA
    Since my staggered hatch has had so many power outages the past couple weeks, I figured I might just float test my 5 buckeye eggs. On candling, they all look "full" but not the usual movement I get at this stage. All have air cells where they should be.

    So, all 5 passed the float test except one SANK (but still rocked from chick movement)

    Should I be worried about this sinker? I'm stumped cause there's an air cell. Could the air cell be full of humidity instead of air? I did a dry incubation (40 or less) aside from higher humidity (60's) the past 3 days from another hatch.

    Hmm. I wonder if it is humidity if I should PIP the blunt end to let the moisture out? (as in a tiny hole)

    Opinions GREATLY appreciated

  2. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chirping

    Nov 20, 2011
    North East Texas
    I did the float test on my eggs but had no movement in any of them. They all floated above the water...some more than others but still floated. Sorry, I know that isn't helpful. I am going to follow this.. hope someone who knows more about float testing will answer.

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