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How soon can I do a float test?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by mitch324, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. mitch324

    mitch324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone. Does any one know how soon you can do a float test? We are on our second atempt at trying to hatch Emu eggs. It is day 24 and my four eggs sank.
     
  2. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 35. One egg sank. 3 bobbed away in the water. I didn't see any movement from any of the 4. Not that my input helps [​IMG]
     
  3. mitch324

    mitch324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.


    I think I need an ultrasound machine.[​IMG]
     
  4. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never done a float test. Mine have all wiggled when set on a flat surface around day 38 or so.
     
  5. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, wait until day 38-42 and take the eggs out of the bator..tap on them a bit and whistle..then sit the eggs down on a table..watch for any movement. you should see some rocking....at about day 48 or so you should be able to pick up the egg and feel it move, and put it to your ear and hear chirping inside too.

    Good luck
    Dan
     

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