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I want to do the water test on my hens eggs how old do the eggs have to be

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peacechicken, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. peacechicken

    peacechicken New Egg

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    Was wondering how many days old the eggs have to be to do the water test on them I don't want to kill any babies
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Most people water candle when eggs are overdue and right before they turn off the incubator on unhatched eggs. The only thing the water test will tell you is that if the egg wiggles, (and it needs to be full-size) that the chick is alive. If you don't see the water ripple or the egg move, the chick could be sleeping, or possibly dead.

    Why are you wanting to do the water test?
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Overrun With Chickens

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Fridayyet has given you some good advice, so i will just say a big hello! [​IMG]


    All the best
    Ct
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wouldn't do it - are your eggs overdue to hatch?
     

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