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    DNA Test Result are Back...

    I figured as much. At least they mature slowly so I have time to figure out a plan. Thank you!
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    DNA Test Result are Back...

    Well, it seems all 3 chicks I hatched out are females! They’re 3 1/2 weeks and doing great.... but I was hoping for a male. 😬 Any idea how these three will get along? Should I sell one? Try to trade for a male?
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    Emu Incubation Help (Emu Hatchers Please)

    Perfect. Thanks for your help. 😊
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    Emu Incubation Help (Emu Hatchers Please)

    The damp allows for a little extra time for absorption while keeping it from sticking/pulling .... but that’s not for long term. Everything’s finished up and dried now.
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    Emu Incubation Help (Emu Hatchers Please)

    @Pyxis - One more question.... chick A seems much weaker than B (which hatched out this morning). Is there anything you do to boost them up at this early age, or just wait it out to see if strength increases? He can hold his head up for a second, but if pretty floppy. Just want to make sure...
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    Emu Incubation Help (Emu Hatchers Please)

    Thank you! I hope it closes up. I’m just going to keep him on wet paper towels in there to keep from sticking. 👍 (And yes, that’s why I really wanted emu experts to chime in. These are not the same as the other poultry I hatch out.... there is no “lockdown” when it comes to humidity, only in...
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    Emu Incubation Help (Emu Hatchers Please)

    Look, as someone with a whole lotta experience hatching (and livestock rearing).... these dinos are a whole different genre of egg-hatching! When the emu experts show up.... Temp was steady at 97-97.5. The two that have popped were on the tray above the other 3 in the cabinet... I believe the...
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    Emu Incubation Help (Emu Hatchers Please)

    Thank you! 😊 I made sure not to keep humidity too high, as emus are SO different than all the other poultry I raise in this respect. I teach 4 separate ag classes, and I really want some good news for them on this hatch! 😊
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    Emu Incubation Help (Emu Hatchers Please)

    Hi! i’ve hatched countless chickens, ducks, turkey, and guineas,but this is my first time with emu. I have 5 wiggling eggs at day 53. Two pipped thru the shell yesterday (about 20 hours ago now). They are vocal and working, but seem to be struggling. Should it take a full day or two after...
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    Would a BCMxRIR be sex-linked?

    Hi! I’ve always raised pure breeds only, but I have had SO many people want random sex-linked chicks this year that it made me wonder.... Would a black copper Maran (roo) to RIR hen cross be sex-linked? Thanks in advance!
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    Contest #15 Flapper Contest for the 2014 Easter Hatch-a-long!

    I was out trying to capture the beauty of my majestic roos, when they decided to compete for the spotlight. :/
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    What would happen if...

    Just for those referencing this thread for accidentally forgetting to turn on the egg turner THE ENTIRE 18 DAYS.... We have one hatched, 2 pipped, and 2 zipping. I expected absolutely nothing... and I am shocked. We have 24 or so eggs in there, and I would be pleased if any survive!
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    What would happen if...

    Going to lockdown now. These suckers were only turned for a day and a half. GAH!!! Who knows what insanity is about to ensue. I candled, and the vast majority look fine... with movement. Guess it's hard to see "stuck to the side" with a LED flashlight through a maran shell! Here's to...
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    What would happen if...

    What would happen if I discovered that my egg turned was unplugged...but I didn't discover it until day 16-17? It's been a little bonkers around here, and I am wondering what the heck is gonna happen with these eggs! Candled them. Nothing was out of the ordinary. Thoughts? Guesses?
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    Marans Thread - breed discussion & pictures are welcome!

    I am trying to learn as I go with Marans, and I want to keep the best! :) After looking out there, it looks like about 5 or so of my 5-9 week olds are roos, so there are possibilities, if he's not a keeper!
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