emu eggs are due

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Stellar, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Ok so I have two emu eggs I set April 19. I believe they are overdue but I hear them pipping inside...no whistling yet. 97 degrees, 30% humidity in the bator. Should I give up hope. Got me a stethoscope and I can hear them! I have no clue why I am not having emus yet. Patience is key but I had a baby die in the shell a while back and I don't want that to happen again.

    I can hatch pretty much anything and emus are hard to hatch so I understand if they are duds BUT I swear there is something inside...
     
  2. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine had set on the 21 of april and are a week old yesterday. If your hearing something.....
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I can hear a clock ticking inside. That's my cue for internal pip normally in other species. It makes me nervous though...
     
  4. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you help Emu's hatch? I've done it with chickens before. One success and one failure, 50/50 so far.
     
  5. AlexBracken

    AlexBracken Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the egg rocking? I would think that would be your main clue. I could tell when mine had internally pipped by the levelness of the egg and I could feel the chick moving around inside.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Eggs are not rocking.
     
  7. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

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    Mine rolled and peeped. Loudly.
     
  8. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ticking like a bomb? mine scratched whistled squeeked breathed rocked rolled and recited poe. but do not help them there is nothing you can do but kill them by trying. no struggle no life.
     
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  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sit one on a counter and see if it rocks when you whistle to it. Keep whistling to it and see if it does it back. How many days over due?
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    8 days overdue. I will try that.
     

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