Placing eggs in water to check viability??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hd_darcy, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    I am incubating for the first time and am going crazy because out of my 14 eggs, I have only seen veins and movement in two. There are a few that have large masses in them, but I've never seen veins or movement. I'd like to place them in water to see if they are moving around in there. When can I do this? Right now I am only on day 12. I'm guessing that's too early?

    Thank you!
  2. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    I never try water until the very end that is day 23+ before that I only candle on day 7 or 10 then on day 18 sometimes only day 7 or 10 if they are looking good . The less you handle them the less chance for oops....I know it's neat to look at them and when I first started I looked at mine many times too much. Now I figure they will hatch if the egg is good no amount of looking will change that I just don't want to leave any bad eggs in there so I toss weepers, smelly ones and leave the rest and hope for the best.....
  3. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chirping

    Jun 8, 2010
    so what are "weepers"?
  4. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    weepers are bad/rotten eggs that just start to 'weep' fluids out the pores. [​IMG]

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