Emu Hatch Along! :D

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ClaireAjideh, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just joined backyard chickens and wanted to share this exciting experience! Hatching six emu eggs this season, put six in my RCOM 20 MAX, 96.2 degrees, still fiddling with humidity as I weigh them, but for now its at 32%. Put them in the bater Dec. 27 and expecting a 55ish day incubation period. Turning 3x a day 180 degrees. Weighing them a few times a week: will post that soon.



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  2. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starting Weight: grams

    A 640
    B 628
    C 535
    D 562
    E 537
    F 627

    BTW these are not shipped egg and are from 3 healthy free range unrelated pairs so I'm expecting a pretty great hatch rate
     
  3. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way! Soooo Jealous. You need to get a hatch cam set up! My hubby wont let me hatch emu's. I don't have to keep them...I just want to hatch them. And maybe play with them for a week or two.
     
  4. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will for sure be putting up hatching videos, with six eggs I am bound to catch a couple on tape! I won't be keeping these guys either :( I've wanted to hatch ratties forever but I don't have the space.
     
  5. Lovemy3girls

    Lovemy3girls New Egg

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    Claire where do you live? Are you in Australia?
     
  6. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in California :)
     
  7. Lovemy3girls

    Lovemy3girls New Egg

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    I am from Australia but live in Canada, Emu's can be very nasty. Good luck with the hatching, I look forward to video postings.
     
  8. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean. I have seen the sweetest emus in petting zoos and then some with some seriously bad attitudes.
     
  9. pammmely

    pammmely Out Of The Brooder

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    My emu just started laying, and as it is below freezing here at night I am bringing them inside and will incubate-first time. Only have 2 eggs so far but I turned on the cabinet bator to get it started to the right temp...
     
  10. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How frequently do emu lay? How long is the shelf life before you have to incubate?
     

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