Any emu hatchers...l need help ASAP!

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by mich9510, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Daryl the emu has been internally pipped for 39 hours now. I've read that it can take 24-48 hrs to externally pip for a ratite. He's still moving and scratching around in his shell. He peeps occasionally (never did peep a whole lot). It is now day 54. I work from 3-9 tonight (probably will get home around 930). 9 pm is the 48 hour Mark. Do I wait? Do I make a small air hole now? I cannot lose this guy! I'm so attached at this point. I'm having a hard time finding info on what to do at this point. I have also read that emu males have been observed helping their chicks out of their shells? I reweighed him and for his gestation date he's only about 2g overweight. My humidity is a little high at 42% but I'm having trouble getting it down. What do I do?
     
  2. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update:
    At 48.5 hrs after internal pip:

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    Here's where we're at now.

    I did not intervene. I'm really glad I didn't. I can't wait until he's totally out!
     
  3. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is! Out safely.

    I'll post better pictures later.

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  4. Finnie

    Finnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel bad that nobody responded to your plea for help. I know nothing about emus, but I like to look at the pictures of them on this site.

    I'm so glad little Daryl made it! :D Congratulations!
     
  5. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was from about 11am this morning. He still very wobbly but just as cute as can be!
     
  6. Joesmoe3

    Joesmoe3 Out Of The Brooder

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    From my experience, that is pretty normal.

    Similar to a human baby, you MUST see them poop after a few days.

    Fascinating about their biology is they hatch with a fair amount of the yolk still inside them, that keep them going and get started.
     
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    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Daryl pooped twice today. he also drank some water. Still doing great! he even stood up straight for a few seconds and took a few steps! I'm in love!

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