How do I test for viability

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BaileyBoy, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. BaileyBoy

    BaileyBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi my chickens aren't showing signs of life but I don't smell a bad smell, it's the 20th day and I was wondering how I can test for viability without candeling
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a float test but as it's only the 20th day I'd wait it out a bit more before doing that. No need to play with them when hatch day is still a day away. If your temperature was low by a degree hatch day may not be until day 22 or 23.

    Personally I'd wait it out to end of day 23 before testing them. Just use the search above for "float test" and you'll find many threads on it.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Patience is a virtue! Step away from the incubator! [​IMG]
     

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