Emu needs help hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emu6200, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. emu6200

    emu6200 In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2019
    View attachment 1826157 View attachment 1826156 Hi

    I have an emu chick and it poked the first hole two days ago. The whole has increased in size to about the size of 5 quarters layed out next to each other. It's a little less than half of the egg that the emu has already pushed out. The emu has been like this for about two days now. Should I help it come out by removing some of the eggshell? It's breathing and every 5-10 minutes it tries kicking the egg but does not seem like it is able to open the rest of the egg since the beak is already outside of the egg. The emu is still in the incubator. Should I move it? Should I lower the temperature?? I really don't want it to die. How many days after it makes the first hole does it start eating normal food? Emu food, greens, worms, etc... Please Help! I have attached a picture.

    Thank You soo much!
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2019
  2. Meli1977

    Meli1977 In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2019
    If it's like my peacock I helped it a took small pieces of the shell off a little at a time as if it was doing it itself but if you see any blood stop immediately and put a damp warm cloth on it wait a hour or so and repeat that what I do with my ducks, geese, and my peacock

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