Emu egg season Fall of 2013 to 2014

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by yinepu, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I know people are always wondering when emu begin laying eggs for the season. So I figured we can update this thread with approximate start of laying dates for different areas of the country as a reference to give everyone ideas as to when to start hunting for eggs.

    Just add your area, date of first eggs for the season and the approximate age of the emu if known
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Central Texas
    Rose started laying at the end of November 2013.. as of November 29th I have gotten 3 eggs from her.
    She was hatched March 2, 2012.... so that makes her almost 21 months old
     
  3. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our three year old laid her first egg of the season tonight (Dec. 2nd), her first egg last year came on December 10th... (Atlantic coast of Virginia)
     
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  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Congrats!
    Rose laid her 4th egg on Sunday evening. I had to wait for her to finish laying it and get off of the nest so I could grab it...

    lol... I think she is beginning to wonder about choosing Dorian as a mate... she gave me a look like "I keep laying those darn things and he keeps losing them!" [​IMG]
     
  5. Calla

    Calla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats ! Yinepu...
    My eldest Emu Rosie is getting very amorous and follows me everywhere, right behind me, then I suddenly stop and she bumped into me lol she did this last year too.
    Her 1st year she started mid Jan......last year, 8. Dec..so should soon have an egg...then Jasmine 2 years younger should follow soon, her 1st egg was Dec.25.12.. totally unexpected.
     
  6. Calla

    Calla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rosie laid her 1st egg this morning...4th Dec. her 3rd season, .nicely covered up in centre of her haybed.....and it's a Girl.....Hopefully Jasmine may not be too long now.
     
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  7. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Dang! Where are mine????
     
  8. Calla

    Calla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jasmine laid her 1st egg of season this morning...nicely covered up as always.
     
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] tell those girls to get to work!


    I got another egg from Rose.. then she either moved her nest or stopped laying.. we had another winter storm come through.. so I'm hoping it only put her off for a few days and she will be back to laying.. or if she has moved it I can find it before any more eggs freeze.. lol

    Another local emu farmer has eggs now too... he said his started laying a few days after Rose did..
     
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    congrats! Sounds like your girls have been busy!..
     

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