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  1. matt swenson

    chucker and guinea hen eggs wanted, cape cod

    will trade or buy. i cant find local eggs to hatch. will trade lodging at my cape cod motel if you want a cape escape or shellfish or just good old cash. would also consider other cool birds. thanks matt
  2. matt swenson

    Ailing emu- any help appreciated

    you said he's not eating. is your female eating? both my emus barely eat this time of year, so the not eating might be typical behavior. I call this time the "winter fasting" and i think it's all part of their breeding behavior. however, even though they arn't eating dry pellet feed my emus...
  3. matt swenson

    Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

    Hello Cyber Bird Friends. I Hope this post finds everone well, inspite of this crazy year. It's that time of year again..... Emu egg laying season. The rest of the year i dont mind being a solo emu owner, but as soon as the first egg hits the hay, I start obsessing about emus, emu mating, egg...
  4. matt swenson

    Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

    just a post for the gold star readers here. the deformed emu responded to the antiboitics and is doing great. the infection and swelling went down. sadly, that leg will never function perfectly, but for now she is mobile with a hop limp. with NO pain. thanks for the goose idea but for now...
  5. matt swenson

    Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

    not sure what you read but they are not four mounth old chicks. they are like a mounth, and in a ten by ten pen in the basement and they go outside when ever the weather isn't pouring or freezing. you leave your chicks out in WA? no you dont ..so back up. secondly, it isnt in pain it's just...
  6. matt swenson

    Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

    this is not a going to be a fun read, sorry. My second emu chicks spayed leg hasnt gotten better. she keeps her foot up all the time now. like a flamingo, hops around on one foot which is so fricken cute. however it taking a toll on her. she is 25% smaller than the other chick. the joint...
  7. matt swenson

    Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

    thanks ! but i doesnt look good. trying to hobble her/him i think did more damage, total freaked out bird. gonna give it some time but ....
  8. matt swenson

    Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

    hey pyxis one of my chicks has splayed legs. trying give it hobbles but just handleing her makes her kick wildly and that seems to injure the leg more. everything i've read says that a splayed legged chick isnt going to make it. one farms site says something like .."the longer you nurse them...
  9. matt swenson

    emu chick help

    quick update, both chicks are doing great and a welcome distraction. ill try to put up some photo at some point. it took forever, like 5 days to actctually see them drink. feed them kale dipped in water, not sure if that just helped or hindered their progress. the other 4 eggs didnt...
  10. matt swenson

    emu chick help

    thanks .. should have just asked you first. the older one is now walking fine, a little wobble , but the younger (by a day) hips seem a bit more rubbery, if he doest get them together in a day or so i might try some bracing. still no drinking, but the floating greens disappear, so...
  11. matt swenson

    emu chick help

    so two of my sketchy eggs actually hatched, which is cool. now some questions, as i got my other chicks 2 weeks old. question one, how soon before they are on there feet? did you guys brace their legs? question two.. how long before chicks take a drink. book says two days? same question...
  12. matt swenson

    need emu eggs

    i got some eggs but have my doubts about them, 30 days in no wiggles yet. you still have eggs? how much?
  13. matt swenson

    need emu eggs

    been trying everywhere . either people are out or no call back. anybody have or know of fertial eggs for sale. i know there is ebay, but that seem sketchy. anybody have any luck with ebay??
  14. matt swenson

    how long till there will be noticeable egg development?

    seen the "creep" bit not the final act. never get "hot and heavy enough" for them to ignore being watched. they have such good eyes, they see me then they stop "mating antics "and focus on me. i try to be be sneaky but tht makes me feel like a pervert. just bought a wifi cam, so hopefully...
  15. matt swenson

    how long till there will be noticeable egg development?

    46 views ....come on any advice is better than just veiwing
  16. matt swenson

    how long till there will be noticeable egg development?

    i have emus, and last year tried to incubate 20 or so eggs but they were all infertial. my hen is laying again this year, but i still havent seen them mate. i see mating behavior, her getting in position, him beside her, both on their knees..etc. but havent seen him "mount her" (sorry if...
  17. matt swenson

    Incubator question

    People love egg sitting....emu eggs. Not so much chickens or quail. The novelty of "emus", will lure in unsuspecting friends and family. For just 4 eggs you should be able rig something up in a 0maha steak cooler. Totally portable. Just a suggestion as my understanding auto turners for...
  18. matt swenson

    Incubator question

    just hand turn um
  19. matt swenson

    Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

    last year i got my first egg jan 22. this afternoon a christmas eve surprise; taylor layed her first egg. of course i'm not in anyway ready for this. was planning on getting some camera etc ... and there is a tree where the incubator goes. lastly i havent seen any confirmed mating...
  20. matt swenson

    Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

    been a while ... but dropping in to say "hi", also my pair seem to be trying to figure out exactly how to mate. i guess there is a learning curve. anybody else noticing mating behavior? any eggs? lastly a quick reminder to anyone who is in their second year, you sweet pets can get...
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