When do I do the float test on coturnix quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SeptemberQuail, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Songster

    Oct 10, 2012
    Yay, I'm on day two of incubating (day one, we put the eggs in in the afternoon, no turning - started the turning craze today.)
    Temperature is stable at around 37 degrees, sometimes varying between 36 and 38. Humidity remains at 40 % - 45 %

    It's my first time incubating eggs. We made our own home-made one with styrofoam.

    So I'm just wondering, what day during the incubation period is when we do the water float test? ^-^
    Candling is just too tricky with small eggs like these (for me.)

  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    Eggs can sit at room temp for quite a while before they would float so, I think try getting a really strong and small flashlight and hopefully by day 7 you should see some veining in candling. Good Luck!

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