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Emu eggs yet?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by ES Emus, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. I saw where a North Carolina emu farm has already got chicks for sale, has egg production begun for any of the US members on here?
     

  2. Irine

    Irine Songster

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    Last year my started in December, but I have saw them breeding and that was in the beginning of this month, so normally in about 30 days I expect to see an egg
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Last year mine started in Oct...but no eggs yet this year, that I can find... :D
     
  4. me neither, I have seen behavior indicative of the birds pairing up, but no big green eggs as of yet...
     
  5. Oooh, two mating-seasons! How much I can learn!

    SE
     
  6. foulman007

    foulman007 Songster

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    Mine were off playing the laying game just before dusk tonight. But I couldn't see well enough in the dark to find an egg. Last year they did not lay until mid January . But the weather is much cooler this year.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hey foulman! Been missing you on this fourm...Hehe
     

  8. foulman007

    foulman007 Songster

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    It's been a very busy year. Hopefully things will slow down and I will have time to hatch a bunch of new babies. I have 3 girls that are ready to start breeding and their mom who is laying ,somewhere. A new huge male who booms all night looking for them girls. I will keep them apart a bit longer. A question for ya why do my males strut and boom but not my females. And yes I am sure of their sexes.
     
  9. Hi, Foulman!! Yes, long time no post.

    Teach me something, please: you wrote 'male that booms all night' -- was that a typo? or is it a male that vocalises all night?

    S.E.
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Maybe they are cross gender??????? I don't know what would cause males to do that. All my males grunt....... All my females side walk and boom. ?
     

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