Water float test

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Paulav1015, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Paulav1015

    Paulav1015 Hatching

    Aug 22, 2019
    I am hatching guinea eggs and did the float test 24 hrs after the last keet hatched. I performed the water test and I had five eggs that sunk so I decided to crack them. One egg had a keet inside and I was devastated. The others were bad. As for the keet maybe the air sac was too small causing it to sink or died in the egg. I wish I would have waited 2 or 3 more days
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  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    First thing is, do not do the water test. Get a good light and learn how to candle and there is no point in doing the water test. Second part is that the keet was already dead and was not going to hatch anyway.
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    I agree...don't ever put hatching eggs in water.

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