Emu Folks - Broody Chicken Hen Question...

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by greenfamilyfarms, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Ok, Emu folks - Have you ever experimented to see if a good broody hen would incubate an emu egg? I know they take a pretty good long while to hatch, but I've had hens that were broody for just about that long before and they were fine. Also, the incubation temperature is a little different (lower than chicken). If you have tried this, what was your experience?
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have never done it, but that would have to be a pretty big broody hen to sit on a emu egg.... i have blown out ones i use to carve..... pretty big. Ouch for the hen that sits that!!!! LOL
  3. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    have u ever read the book called the cuckoo child by dick king smith its abou a boy who uses a goose to hatch a ostrich chick for him so i guess you could use a goose [​IMG]

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