This thread will show the progress of my newly acquired emu eggs and include questions I have and hopefully answers. Hello today I got my first emu hatching eggs. I bought five eggs for $100 a pretty fair price in my opinion am in others I have asked. Here is a picture of the eggs when I first got them, the women I bought them from had them in a refrigerator at 45F. Some of the eggs were laid in December (18th,21st, and the 25th) which worried me but supposedly when refrigerated they can last up to 2 months. I labeled the eggs A,B,C, etc... Here are the weights I recorded on the eggs today I don't have that great of a scale and just used what I had. (These were recorded before any incubation) A-585g B-610g C-525g D-580g E-610g As you can see egg C is rather low in weight, any ideas why or if this is normal? Here are the pictures of the wiegh in (before any incubation) Yes I know I should get a better scale but for right now that's all I got. I assume the eggs will absorb moisture now that they are out of the refrigerator, so I will weigh them right before I place them in the incubator. I just thought I would put this original weigh in just to show what refrigeration does to the eggs. (if it even effects them) Incubation I plan on running the incubator at 97F and at 30 to 35 percent humidity. But I have some issues, help needed. First what do you use to add humidity to the air I have heard an open pan will give off way to much humidity? My incubator is homemade it can fit the eggs and has hatched out hundreds of other eggs over the past years. But it seems to be hotter where the top of the eggs would be. So I was wonder if it would be ok if it was 97-98 on the top of the egg and then just a couple degrees color on the bottom of the egg. I plan on turning the eggs 3 or 5 times a day. Finally o plan to put the eggs in the incubator this Friday the 10th. I have a new more accurate thermometer coming sometime in the coming week hopefully this Saturday should I wait to put the eggs until I get the new thermometer as I am not sure my older cheap one is very accurate? Thanks for reading any advice, tips, and answers are very much appreciated.