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Day 56 and don't know what to do or think????

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by IHeartCapnHook, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, day 56. I'm not sure what is going on. Did my egg develop or am I making a soft boiled emu egg?

    Odd, the egg rolls to one side while sitting still. I'm not sure if that means someone is in there or not? I don't hear anything? I don't know if I should sit it on the counter and stare at it for an hour and see if it does or does not move? Is he in there but not alive?

    [​IMG] SO CONFUSED! [​IMG]

    Can anyone help me through this confusing and important emu time? If nothing happens, how long do I keep it in before I throw in the towel and say it's a dud?
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Wish I could help, but I just set My first Emu Eggs yesterday. But if the egg moves on its own, then most likely it is alive and getting ready to hatch.
     
  3. Britney

    Britney Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Britney

    Britney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This site states that it takes 48 to 52 weeks is that a different type of Emu?

    I found other sights that claim that it actually takes 56 days. If you touch the top and the bottom of the egg and if it is still warm that is a good indicator that the emu is still alive.
    Good luck
     
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  5. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Quote:Nope, EHow Just doesn't know what they are talking about, they meant 48-52 days. Nobody would wait a Year for an egg to hatch!
     
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  6. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    That has to be a typo. Days, not weeks. I would NOT want to be around a dud egg that was incubated for almost an entire year! I'd guess if you're getting movement, that's a great sign. Maybe your temps were a bit low and hatching was delayed like sometimes happens with chickens?
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    OOPS! They slipped. They meant days.

    If it's rolling on it's own, it's alive. Is your incubator temperature a tad low?
     
  8. Britney

    Britney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jeeze 21 days is far too long for even me to wait, I am cringing at day 18, already to candle by day 21 I am glued to the bator and no one I mean no one is allowed to speak. LOL
    Gotta listen for the chirps
     
  9. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is warm on both sides. I put the egg in the bator after checking this morning. It moved back to the side that it wants to lay on?? I am sitting with it on my ottoman watching to see if there is anything going on. How long do I stare at it? If I listen for peeps, when will I hear them? Are they super quiet since the egg is so thick? I know with chicken that you can't help them out. I just want to magically peek inside and see what happens [​IMG] X-ray. This is too much to deal with. I wish I could candle my little baby (or hard boiled wish it was a baby) egg [​IMG]
     
  10. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Quote:Is the egg still in the incubator, I'm guessing they are the same as Chicken eggs where you want to leave them in a closed incubator after lockdown.
     

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