Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by carriehelene, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2009
    Capital Region NY
    You told us how you do the water test to check for live chicks, but you didn't tell us what to do if they are still moving. Do we put them back in the incubator? Or hatch them manually? Thanks!
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I know she will tellyou to put them back in the incubator . . . but at least do it for now until you hear from her.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Definitely put them back, if they are moving they are alive!!
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    OH yeah...put them back immediately. It's just to test to see if there is a live chick inside without having to crack the top and look in.

    I talked with her on the phone the other day and we discussed this.
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Sorry new rescue baby Pyr. I'm only here hit and miss - moving = life - back to the incubator!

    If you're using this test, as a test of LATE hatching eggs, go read the thread on HELPING a chick out. Usually if you had to resort to this test - these very late hatchers need help.

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