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Incubating rhea eggs?

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I've read on a couple of websites that I should turn rhea eggs at least 3 times a day when incubating. I also read this for chicken eggs, but I have hatched loads with just turning them twice a day, can this be applicable to rhea eggs as well- help really appreciated!
post #2 of 5
Hi
I have kept rheas since 1992 and bred loads very successfully, although the 1st few years just kept them as pets... 4 pairs... for eggs to decorate and grasing and company for my other Animals.

Now to your question...I have just an ordinary 40 hen auto incubator , but eggs were too heavy to use turning mechanism..so turn them 7 x a day, by hand...a MUST uneven numbers, so they don't lay on same side longer every night...
Good luck..
Calla
post #3 of 5
Some help please on incubating Rhea eggs. Thinking of buying a Brinsea 580 but have been told by brinsea I would need to take out every other shelf therefore would only fit in 36 eggs. What's the best incubator to hatch Rheas in please.

John
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I use a brinsea ova easy and can get 36 in total into it 6 per tray 2 trays per shelf 3shelves just have to stagger the hatch times as can only get 12 down the bottom for hagch
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Is this the 580 ova easy
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