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  1. Rockporters

    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    Mine is the older yellow one, but mostly looks the same otherwise. I also have the humidity kit for it. https://www.cutlersupply.com/products/1502-sportsman-incubator
  2. Rockporters

    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    The new batch is from Christoper Barth. I can give you his info if you’d like. He’s got a good reputation, and his eggs are reasonably priced. I use the GQF 1502 incubator. I paid $350 used. Bought it from a show judge. I also have a NR 360, Brinsea Ovation 28, and a still air. I’d like to get...
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    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    I don’t know, I think it’s good for them to “get out” and enjoy fresh air. It might save our sanity though lol. After they’ve been out for a couple of minutes, try sitting them directly on the scale. Maybe it was because it was colder than the plastic container, but ours wiggles more when I did...
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    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    Any update? Interestingly, as you and I both obsess over the eggs and weight loss.. a number of people in the FB groups say they never weigh the eggs. They keep 35% humidity, 97.5 Temp, and let them do their thing. I am thinking about trying this next time. Although, I’m not sure if I have it...
  5. Rockporters

    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    Put a thermometer on the bottom of the incubator. If that low, probably closer to days 56-60 days. I was st 97.5, and it pipped internally day 54-55.
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    Spitzhaubens

    Not to standard, but he is fun to look at. The Spitzes are 5 months old now. We named this guy Lucifer, because with those horns, how could we not lol? He’s sweet, and will eat from your hand, but skittish if you try to pick him up. He and the Legbar cockerel are very attached to each other...
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    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    That is too funny. Men! :rolleyes: (Sorry guys!)Well, I may be single again when my bf finds out that I have 4 new emu eggs next week.:th So, you are getting close to the time when you should be able to tell by look and maybe feel, if something is alive. The eggs should start to even out...
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    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    LOL about the spare rooms. It’s about the same here. That’s awesome he is getting excited! When you leave the eggs sit out for 5 minutes or so, are they cooling off or staying warm?
  9. Rockporters

    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    If it makes you feel any better, my undeveloped egg was losing at exactly the same rate as the one that developed. Also, I’ve read several posts on FB recently about eggs not wiggling for the first time until 42 days. There is hope!
  10. Rockporters

    January 2020 Hatch along

    It is really true. There is so much more interaction. They respond to your voice and whistle, and they get excited. You’re building a relationship with them over the 50-60 days. It’s heartbreaking to lose them, especially at the end. I’m still kicking myself.
  11. Rockporters

    Emu Hatch - Will it Happen?

    I have been thinking about you! I had a nice cry last night lol. Emu eggs are tough, so much more interaction involved than chicken eggs! I’m worried about the tape on E2. How much of the egg is covered? I wonder if it is able to get enough air exchange? You are almost in need of 2 incubators...
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    Rockporters’ Emu Hatch January’20

    Thanks. He was so active this morning. It’s killing me a little bit that I didn’t take the next step when I thought he was a little panicky sounding. Just heartbroken. Go with your gut. Btw I’d totally do the safety hole again as time is running out. It buys them time at least B never...
  13. Rockporters

    January 2020 Hatch along

    Sadly, egg A quit this afternoon. He was active this morning, maybe a little panicky. I gave him a safety hole yesterday to buy it time. I wish I’d helped this morning, and not listened to advice from the emu groups. I knew he had a chance of not being able to do it on his own due to the low end...
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    Rockporters’ Emu Hatch January’20

    I’m sad to report that A quit this afternoon. :hit:hit He was moving and whistling this morning, but he did let out a couple of panicky sounding squeaks before I put him back in. I didn’t check him again until this afternoon, and he was gone. So sad. Eggtopsy showed what I expected. He was...
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    Rockporters’ Emu Hatch January’20

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    Rockporters’ Emu Hatch January’20

    It is making me nuts! It is only day 56 or 57, but the fact that it’s whistling makes me feel like something should be happening. I’m only going to open the incubator for air one more time tonight, and keep my fingers crossed it all works out in the end.
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    Rockporters’ Emu Hatch January’20

    Well, nothing to update yet. I drilled the safety hole because it’s been anywhere between 48-72hrs since he sounded. He is still whistling and wiggling. His whistling isn’t really any louder since I drilled the hole, which is a little weird. I’m concerned that being on the low end of weight loss...
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    Rockporters’ Emu Hatch January’20

    Nothing from B. Sadly, I think we’ve been wishing it along. No movement, no sounds, and it feels differently than A. So, if A isn’t hatched by morning, I may drill him a safety hole. I know for sure he was whistling yesterday, and for all we know he could have been on Wednesday (no one was...
  19. Rockporters

    JUNE - JULY HATCH-ALONG!!!!!!!

    Some of my July Serama are laying. The EExOrp cross is laying. The Barnevelder is ready but isn’t. Some of our early August hatch is laying. I believe the Marans is, and one other that I haven’t been able to figure out yet. 10 pullets and 5 cockerels in that hatch.
  20. Rockporters

    January 2020 Hatch along

    Egg A sounded stronger today. Love his little whistle! Hoping he hatches soon.
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