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Emu Mad Hatcher

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by RiverGoddess, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. RiverGoddess

    RiverGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have a staggered batch of 21 Emu eggs.... My 1st time hatching these purdy prehistoric eggs! [​IMG]

    My 1st two shipped eggs are now on day 51 ~ So [​IMG]

    & a little [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good Luck Goddess!!!
     
  3. RiverGoddess

    RiverGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any advice is welcome on these little guys if they hatch ! I have read & researched but any helpful tips are always appreciated [​IMG]
     
  4. Tame Emu Guy

    Tame Emu Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Toys in their pen!! like a ball; and little bunches of any edible greens -- like a stalk of silverbeet -- that gives them 'snatch-and-tear' exercise..

    Make sure the floor of their pen isn't slippery.

    S.E.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  5. RiverGoddess

    RiverGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Will do [​IMG]
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    the first chick hatched will also appreciate a stuffed animal to snuggle up with (i always stock up when it's an "after Easter 75% off sales since the dogs love them too)

    I use mostly cat toys (the little plastic balls) or bird toys (you have to make sure they can't pull off the bell if one in on it)


    for the flooring for newly hatched babies I use shelf liner (i get mine at Walmart):


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    plus a bath towel that i can throw out once it gets messed up. Baby emus REALLY benefit from the bath towel since it gives the best traction so they don't end up with splay legs.. plus they love to snuggle up on it
     
  7. Raptor65

    Raptor65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] It always amazes me that they can get back up on their feet so fast when on a bath towel... and how they love to roll around on it.. lol.. mine would flop down and snuggle with the towel.. sprawl out with a contented look on their face then stand back up and race around the brooder like little maniacs
     
  9. RiverGoddess

    RiverGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on pins and needles! That is cuteness overload! Thank you so much for the tips. I hope there are a few few of you to help answer some newbie questions in the future.

    Any tips on the actual hatch?? Do any of you assist or just let them do it on their own?
     
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Emus usually hatch on their own with no problems.. they do not pip and zip like a chicken or most other birds.. they break the shell which comes apart in big chunks.

    Assisting too soon can leave you with un-absorbed yolk, chance of blood loss and weak legs just to name a few issues
    The breaking out of the shell does a lot to help strengthen their legs so they will be able to stand up the first time
     

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