Well, I was going to pick up some quail eggs from a local man I've bought quail eggs from before, but our car broke down so I wasn't able to - I've put only two eggs in the incubator because my girl hasn't been laying so well recently (the weather changed quite suddenly from hot and dry to cold and wet, I think that's the problem), and I'm not sure either will hatch. Oh, well.
Emu? That is odd. Where on earth would your son (or his school) get an emu egg from? You're in America, right? (sorry, I don't know much about your state acronyms, but I think 'PA' is in America somwhere). I have no idea what you'd do with an emu. I've seen emu chicks before, as most wildlife sancturies around here have them during spring, but I've never had one myself. I imagine it probably would be fertile as emus don't lay all the time like chickens, I think they'd only lay fertile eggs at the right time of year. Which probably isn't what you wanted to hear. But I think you could probably raise an emu - people around here raise all sorts of animals, kangaroos and possums being the most common 'wild' animals. I don't think they have teeth, but I don't like their necks!
I've got to ask, what's TSC? People here keep talking about it but I have no idea what it is. I gather it's a poultry or grain&fodder shop of some sort.
My sister keeps rabbits for pets. We started off with 3 when we lived in the city, but we moved to the country almost two years ago and had 4 litters in 2 months. We've been keeping the boys separate from the girls since then, but Midnight managed to get in with the boys about a month ago. I wish it had been the other original girl, as she's a good mother and hasn't lost any babies yet. But I suppose it's just as well this litter didn't survive (and I know it sounds cruel, I don't meant to be but I suppose it is), because my sister refuses to sell any of her rabbits, and we have far too many already. The rest of us are secretly hoping some will escape.
About the emu... if it does hatch, emus grow to be about as tall as people! Well, they're about waist-height, but their necks are scary (I have this thing with long necks. I also find alpacas, giraffes, and swans scary). But emu chicks are kind of cute. My mother and sister keep joking that my quail chicks look like miniature emu chicks because the quails are yellow and black striped, and emu chicks are black and white striped.