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EMU HATCH ALONG! :D

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' 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.[​IMG]
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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 hoping for a pretty great hatch rate
     
  3. JenandHerQuails

    JenandHerQuails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have emu eggs in the incubator too! They went in 11 days ago. I hope I get at least one chick. I've been having problems with loosing too much weight... Hope yours do well! Not having them shipped is a big plus. Here are my weights: I will weigh them again tonight just to see how they are doing.
    Egg #


    1

    2

    3

    4

    5​
    Date & weight incubation started and goal weight

    1/3/14
    566g
    Goal= 481g
    11g each week

    1/3/14
    637g​
    Goal=541g
    12g each week

    1/3/14
    590g​
    Goal=501g
    13g each week

    1/3/14
    651g​
    Goal=553g
    14g each week

    1/3/14
    641
    Goal=544g
    12g each week
    Temperature

    95

    95

    96 - 97

    96 - 97

    95
    Humidity

    25%

    25%

    25%

    25%

    25%
    Day 1 weight
    1/3/14


    563g

    535g

    581g

    646g

    638g
    Day 2 weight
    1/4/14


    560g

    533g

    583

    645g

    634
    Day 7 weight
    1/10/14


    549g

    619g

    570g

    632g

    622g
     
  4. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would raise the humidity if I were you. If that doesn't work you can tape up some of the pores ( I had to with two of my eggs). But don't be too worried they lose a lot more weight in the early stages of incubation
     
  5. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg Day 1 Day 7 Day 14 Day 21
    A 640 630 (10g lost) 621 (19g lost) 611.5 (28.5g lost)
    B 628 618 (10g lost) 608 (19g lost) 598 (30g lost)
    C 535 525 (10g lost) 515 (20g lost) 506 (29g lost)
    D 562 547 (15g lost) 535 (27g lost) 524 (38g lost)
    E 537 524 (13g lost) 514.5 (22.5g lost) 505 (32g lost)
    F 627 618 (9g lost) 607.5 (20.5g lost) 598 (29g lost)


    Sorry it took so long! Here are the weights for the first 3 weeks. Today is day 23!
     
  6. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DAY 25 UPDATE
    I saw wiggles!!!!! in eggs C, A, and F!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]Hopefully I can get it on tape soon! [​IMG]
     
  7. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Awesome!
     
  8. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    day 32 wiggles!
     
  10. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    here is a better video
     

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