Emu nesting experiment.......

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by chickenzoo, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Doodlebug has been laying a little less and 5 eggs that I was holding for someone.......well....they didn't show. They sat in the room for 2 weeks. I've had people begging me for chicks......so I decided to give these to Merlin and see if he'd take them. I couldn't find a nest...they've been moving[​IMG] it from me....so I made one in the last spot I saw one. Nosy as they are they were right there watching me....Merlin facelit up I swear when he saw them. He eagerly started covering them with leaves. Doodle joined in to. So we will see if they lay any in the new nest and how long it will take. Merlin before he sets them.
     
  2. Tame Emu Guy

    Tame Emu Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Emu Hugger!!

    Your post has made my day. How interesting!!

    I shall follow this project avidly.

    Go, Doodlebug and Merlin!!

    S.E.
     
  3. Tame Emu Guy

    Tame Emu Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Day The Eggs Came Back

    [Several male emus sitting around, clutching glasses of beer in their vestigials.]

    Merlin: ‘Well, anyway, this your-eggs-disappear-while-you-are-away-having-a-drink-of-water thing had been going on for bloomin’ years. And then, one particular season, it happens again!! – got five eggs, then suddenly . . . got no eggs!!
    Well, what’s a guy gonna do? I mean, how’s he gonna explain it to the missus? – “Yeh, well love. Those eggs, they . . . they just sprouted little forward-articulating leggies right before my eyes, and ran off through a hole in the fence!” ‘


    Bloke Emu: ‘Geez, yeh. That’s a hard one! So what happened?’

    Merlin: ‘Well, a couple of weeks later, see, out of the corner of my eye, I see the featherless emu sneakin’ around. I always did reckon she had something to do with it all. She’s got this cardboard Twinkies carton under her wing. Then, a little while later, I had to go for a drink, and when I come back, whatta ya know!! Five eggs just sitting on the ground!! Well, I hooked right in; scraped a few leaves together to make a nest; and put the feathers to the carapace right off the bat. Good feelin’!!’

    Other Bloke Emu: ‘Yeh, it’s a good feelin’ all right, to have a few big round greenies warm underneath. A bloke's just not a bloke without a few big greenies to sit on!!'
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    ;o) waaaaaaa. haaaa. too funny.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Mrs. Doodlebug laid an egg in another nest last night.....not surprising as she's not the brightest Emu I know. I put 2 older eggs in my nest and took the new one.....as I have.someone waiting on some. Both Merlin and Doodle examined my nest and eggs....then started covering them up.....so well see where the next egg is laid.
     
  6. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, what happened LOL!
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Lol...... Merlin just started sitting the eggs a few days ago......sorry...I'm running behind...lol
     
  8. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep us updated LOL I do have a wiggler, I am so happy. Getting 6 more eggs in an hour to set tomorrow morning. Good luck!
     

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