Emu #1 has arrived!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by flyweed, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All

    well today my first 3 Emu eggs that I set on January 22nd have been moved to the lowest hatching tray shelf....when I moved them one was really rocking and rolling back and forth on it's own..the other two I didn't see much action.

    So hopefully we have something hatching by this Saturday!
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  2. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of Luck and don't be afraid to take pictures LOL
     
  3. foulman007

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    tap them ,talk to them, give them lots of encouragement
     
  4. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try and get some photos later tonight or tomorrow...they are still rocking and rolling....Tomorrow would be the absolute earliest hatch day for them...so I'm not expecting any pipping anything for at least a few days yet.

    Dan
     
  5. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update - - - - - - 3 of my early set Emu eggs are now rocking consistently. So it should be very soon if they are going to hatch. my later 4 that I set about 10 days later are still turning.

    Dan
     
  6. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE-----had #1 hatch about 30 minutes ago. he's out and resting in the bottom hatching tray of my sportsman 1202. Another egg is still rocking like crazy. So I am sure by tonight or tomorrow morning I'll have two Emu babies.

    I took some photos of the hatch
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    Dan
     
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  7. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet I had 2 more hatch out to
    I also collected the two nests full in the yard for 11 more to hatch who knows when
     
  8. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi again

    so today is day 55 on these first 3 eggs I set. yesterday the first hatch..I have another egg that hasn't pipped yet, but the egg is still rocking and rolling, and I can hear the baby scratching the egg surface and also chirping. Should I open the large end of the egg up, or should I let it go for another day yet? The 3rd egg has no sign of life..so I think that one's a dud.

    Thanks for any input or advice.

    Dan
     
  9. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait it has its own agenda
    My last set of 3 were all a day apart.52 53 & 54
     
  10. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well...I didn't wait....I listened to the egg to where the loudest chirping was coming from..and I cracked a small hole into the shell there, and pulled a bit about the size of a quarter away...the emu had sounded, and he was ready to come out...after I did that...he started working the shell, and in less than an hour EMU #2 WAS OUT!...he's drying off now and will join #1 in the brooder tonight.

    Dan
     

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