2 New emu eggs in the incubator - Day 0 20170130

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Joesmoe3, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Joesmoe3

    Joesmoe3 Out Of The Brooder

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    These eggs are on the small side . . .

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    Day (13% loss) 1-1-17 (17% loss) (13% loss) 1-2-17 (17% loss)

    0 548.9 606.3
    1 547.5 545.2 547.0 604.7 603.7 604.2
    2 546.0 542.8 545.2 603.1 601.7 602.2
    3 544.6 540.6 543.3 601.6 599.8 600.1
    4 543.2 538.4 541.4 600.0 598.0 598.1
    5 541.8 536.2 539.6 598.4 596.2 596.0
    6 [foul smelling and discarded] 596.8 594.9 593.9
    7 595.3 593.3 591.9
    8 593.7 591.7 589.8
    9 592.1 590.5 587.7
    [replacement egg provided]
    10 (0) 654.2
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017
  2. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with the incubation! Keep us posted on their progress.
     
  3. Joesmoe3

    Joesmoe3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will. And if either hatch, the birds will be available -- not staying here.
     
  4. Joesmoe3

    Joesmoe3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Turns out, a rotten emu egg smells just as bad as a rotten chicken egg, only bigger.

    We declared the smaller egg bad this evening -- the amazing anti-bacterial action inherent in eggs (of our previous pair of incubated eggs, one was infertile, and after 54 days in the incubator, it was still good enough to eat).

    The seller has pledged to send out the next laid egg.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  5. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yuk! My emu egg that didn't develop had no smell after 55 days. I cracked it open and it looked just like a 10-12 egg omlet prior to cooking. No smell. I almost ate it but just wasn't sure.... I still cooked it up, just fed it to the chickens. I'm glad to hear your seller is going to replace the stinker.
     

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