the water test.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by woogie g3, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2010
    when you put a egg in water to see if its alive do you use warm water or cool water???
    and its the end of day 21 should i be worried yet??
  2. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Lake Oswego
    I'm not really sure but I don't think you use water to see if the eggs are alive. You candle (hold egg up to light) to see if it is alive. The water thing is to see if the egg is fresh. Floats old... sinks fresh. Temp shouldn't matter with freshness test. Water bath is not suppose to be good for living eggs at any temperature.
  3. abqferreira

    abqferreira Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2010
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    I'm in the same boat here, end of day 21 and not even a pip. I floated them in body temp water this afternoon and saw movement in all of them, then worried about it being too much movement for the chicks or causing them to chill. 1st hatch here, curious about what more experienced chicken owners think of this.

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