Emu Egg Hatching Q's

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Sumatra503, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    I searched Emu egg incubation on Google and then on BYC and there seems to be some debate over the correct temp and humidity.

    The Most common temp I found was 97 degrees F and a humidity of 35. Do these sound like good numbers to you?

    Also, How do I get the lower humidity in the bator since the average humity here is 72% sometimes more. I didn't find much info on lowering the humity in a bator to that low.
     
  2. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Most common temp I found was 97 degrees F and a humidity of 35. Do these sound like good numbers to you?

    I had mine in a cooler bator, my digital themometers fluxuated between 99 and 93 degrees F. The two liquid filled thermometers read a fairly steady 96-97 degrees F.

    Also, How do I get the lower humidity in the bator since the average humity here is 72% sometimes more. I didn't find much info on lowering the humity in a bator to that low.

    It's pretty humid here as well, however the light bulb in the incubator created a dry heat, and with no source of humidity in the 'bator the humidity stayed around 50%. It would spike when we opened the incubator to roll the eggs but it didn't seem to matter.
     
  3. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    thanks. My bator uses a heating element, so i'm not sure how it would effect the humity.
     

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