I really am not this dumb!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I have posted probably 10 questions since signing up like 4 days ago, but here's a few more. First, I read that you could make a water wiggler out of a balloon? How, without popping it, and does it really have WATER in it? I would think the egg contents would be thicker, so they would hold heat differently. Another question is when should I candle my guinea eggs for the first time?
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I dont know nuthin about guineas...

    However, instead of using a balloon, take a zip lock bag (sandwich size) and fill it half full with water. Lay it down and fold it in half and tape the two sides together to make a cylinder. Voila! Instant water wiggler....
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I use a ziplock too (inside another ziplock to prevent leaks), but I fold mine and stuff it in an empty toilet paper tube. To me it kinda simulates the shell of the egg. I just try to arrange the ziploc so that when I put the probe in the middle there is water all around it. [​IMG]
    does that make sense?
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Eggs are about 98%ish water.

    The difference don't matter for our purposes.

    Use a Ziplock, not a balloon, but I like your thinkin' [​IMG]

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