I DID the Float test.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bridgetteanne, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. bridgetteanne

    bridgetteanne Out Of The Brooder

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    so I did the water test. and all but one floated just a little to the top and from my understand of the water test that means they are still good to hatch ( right) so I brought them into the house. ( my hen is done with her eggs as far as i can tell) I have a heat lamp on them. I do not have an incubator nor the money to go get one. Im hoping this will work i just have to rotate them. they should be hatching in the next couple of days. as far as i know anyway any more advice or tips would be great. OR if i read it wrong and my eggs are bad PLEASE let me know. I have never done this before and could use the help. thanks so much

    Bridget
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  2. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the float test once they all floated but it turned they were all dead but the air bubble was still there. Hope yours hatch![​IMG]
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    spray them with water every so often, they need moisture
     
  5. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you see the egg move when you put it in the water? If you see movement from the egg it's ussually still alive but if not the chances are that its no longer viable.
     

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