Emu Hatch Fall 2013 to Spring 2014

By yinepu, Nov 30, 2013 | Updated: Dec 17, 2013 | | |
  1. yinepu
    Previous hatches here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/emu-hatch-2013
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/emu-hatch

    **Article will be updated with pics and info as eggs are weighed or added

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    Temperature: 95.5ºF
    Length of Incubation: 55 to 58 days
    Humidity: N/A (see below)
    Incubator used: Homemade Coolerbator
    Turning: Hand turning 5 times per day
    The eggs will need to lose 12 to 15 % +/- 1.2% of their weight total during those 58 days of incubation. Humidity will be adjusted if needed. However past experience tells me that humidity is not crucial as our dry incubation methods work perfectly for emu eggs (relative humidity anywhere between 25 and 30% with NO water added to incubator).


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    The first two eggs probably won't hatch. These were the first two laid by Rose and were outside for a few days with night time temps down in the upper 20's. I plan to incubate them anyway just for the heck of it.
    The next several eggs that she lays are being sent to Shawn Tolman in Idaho. After that I plan to set a few more then will have eggs available for others (either to hatch or blown out for crafting). I may or may not list available eggs on ebay.... still undecided right now. However interested parties can PM me for egg availability.


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    Both of these eggs that I am incubating were laid at the end of November 2013

    Egg 1:
    Date laid: end of November 2013
    weight in grams: 519
    Date set: 11/30/2013
    Date due to hatch (approx): 1/24 - 27/2014
    needs to lose approx 77.85 g over total of incubation
    1.4g per day.. 9.8g per week
    12/07/2013
    12/14/2013
    12/21/2013
    12/28/2013
    1/04/2014
    1/11/2014
    1/18/2014
    1/25/2014

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    Egg 2:
    Date laid: end of November 2013
    weight in grams: 462
    Date set: 11/30/2013
    Date due to hatch (approx): 1/24 - 27/2014
    needs to lose approx 69.3 g over total of incubation
    1.26g per day.. 8.82 g per week
    12/07/2013
    12/14/2013
    12/21/2013
    12/28/2013
    1/04/2014
    1/11/2014
    1/18/2014
    1/25/2014
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    Egg 3:
    Date laid: November 29, 2013 (early morning)
    Sent to Shawn Tolman on December 2nd
    511 g at receipt (thanks Shawn!)

    Egg 4:
    Date laid: December 1, 2013 (late evening)
    Sent to Shawn Tolman on December 2nd
    518 g at receipt (thanks Shawn!)
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    Egg 5
    Sent to Shawn Tolman along with 2 eggs from a local breeder

    Eggs 6 & 7 were found frozen and split.. Rose had laid them in a different nest .. we believe that was due to a very nasty ice storm which dropped our day time temps from the 70's into the 30's in one day... eggs were disposed of due to freezing and splitting

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    Egg 8
    Date laid: December 14, 2013 (early morning)
    Weight in grams: 564
    Date set: 12/14/2013
    Date due to hatch: 2/7 - 2/10/2014
    needs to lose approx 84.6 g over total of incubation
    1.53 g per day.. 10.71 g per week
    12/21/2013
    12/28/2013
    1/04/2014
    1/11/2014
    1/18/2014
    1/25/2014
    2/1/2014

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    Egg 9
    Date laid: December 17, 2013 (early morning)
    Weight in grams:
    Date set:
    Date due to hatch:

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  1. thebirdguy
    Egg 3 511 grams
    Egg 4 518 grams

    Set 8 am December 6

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