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Emu egg (first timer)

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by jaylavie, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. jaylavie

    jaylavie Hatching

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    I got my first emu egg in the mail today, I have three more arriving later this week. When I got it out of the packaging the shell has two little holes chipped out and when the egg is turned i can feel something shifting inside. Is this normal for an emu egg?
     

  2. no that is not normal
     
  3. jaylavie

    jaylavie Hatching

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    Ugh. That makes me so sad! I am opening a dispute on ebay for it. Do you think it was the shipping or the peck holes that got it?
     
  4. were the holes on the opposite ends of the egg?
     
  5. jaylavie

    jaylavie Hatching

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    No. They are on the side
     
  6. emu eggs often get scratched in the nest, how deep are the holes?
     
  7. Were the missing bits of shell in the packaging?


    There was a seller last year who was sending out broken and rotten eggs... Several of the people here on the forum ended up with them.....
     

  8. jaylavie

    jaylavie Hatching

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    They are chipped out to the membrane inside, but the membrane is intact. The sloshing inside is what really freaks me out.
     
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    jaylavie Hatching

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    No shells in the package. It was damaged before shipping.
     
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