Emu nest found

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by ES Emus, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a picture of a new emu nest that I found along the inside of the fenceline. The male returned to it when he saw me taking pictures and immediately started picking up pine needles and placing them on top of the eggs to conceal it. [​IMG]

    I will add more pictures as the number of eggs grows...
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is it normal for emus to breed this time of year?
     
  3. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes, usually November-February...
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Wow, those are some durable eggs. Is there a 'magic number' that triggers the male to set? I know nothing about emus as you can probably tell.
     
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  5. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    haven't figured that out yet! Females generally lay an egg every third day once they start laying.
     
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  6. Tame Emu Guy

    Tame Emu Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    'Magic number'? Last winter, I read somewhere it's five.

    S.E.
     
  7. Tame Emu Guy

    Tame Emu Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    E.S., this is great data. I am most interested. Look forward to updates.

    (Because . . . last winter, when This Stuff was happening in World without Fences, I was completely baffled!!0

    S.E.
     
  8. They're cute!
     
  9. Calla

    Calla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't they clever, to cover eggs ? hope you have many more. I watched Rosie, to cover her egg with hay.......with her feet lol
    Good luck,

    Calla
     
  10. arcy liger

    arcy liger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like their colour.....
     

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