Emu Egg Wiggling @ Day 42!! Please Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emu6200, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. emu6200

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    Hi

    I have an emu egg and it started wrigging today, June 14. Its been 42 days since I put it into the incubator. I forgot that it was wiggling and I forgot to stop turning the egg. I just turned it a little bit. Im not turning the egg anymore, just waiting for it to hatch now. If I turned it a little bit, is the egg going to be okay with the chick wiggling inside? If its wiggling, should I drill a safety hole to give it oxygen? I dont know what to do!! Should I still weigh it every week until it hatches? Is it normal for it to start wiggling at day 42? I will stop turning the egg today.

    Thank You!
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Wiggling doesn't mean it's about to hatch. Some eggs wiggle as early as day 35. All wiggling means is that the chick is indeed alive and developing :)

    Keep turning it. Even incubating at the highest recommended temperature, which is 97.5, it won't hatch until day 50. So it still has probably at least a week to go.
     
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    Thankyou for your reply! When do I stop turning the egg? Should I keep turning it until it hatches?

    Thank You!
     
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    I usually either turn them until they resist it and want to rock back onto a certain side, OR I use the technique of tapping them with a metal rod to listen for when they start making a tinking kind of sound, which means the membrane has pulled away from the egg shell for draw down of the air cell. When that happens, you stop turning.
     
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    Thank You for your reply! One of my emu eggs is startinng to move alot and I stopped turning the eggs a few days ago. It has been 48 days since I put the egg in the incubator. If it does not hatch, when would I have to make a safety hole? Also, when it hatches, what do I feed it?

    Thank You!
     

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