Emu's are Hatching-help/advise

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sue2013, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Sue2013

    Sue2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    I set 4 eggs dec 2..1 has hatched, cute and healthy, egg 2 is struggling and seems dry( the white membrane is seperated from shell and dried to him, he started sometime in the middle of last night..Any suggestions/advise
     
  2. sumi

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    You know I've yet to hatch an emu egg, but I guess the hatching basics are the same for them and chickens? Here's an excellent article on assisted hatches (for chickens), that I think will help you:

    Guide to ASSISTED Hatching

    In the meantime, get that membrane wet again. Use a wet q-tip or your fingers if they're clean [​IMG] otherwise the little one's not going to get out and have a look through the notes in the article. If everything seems right help the little out. Good luck!
     
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    Thank you, i will look at that now..Ive assisted chickens before, and also have lost one doing it, it was terrible..I hate to disturb it but so worried he;s not going to make it..They are still in the incubator to hatch (not turning) as i didnt want to open and disrupt the humidity. Ive read so many different things as far as raising/lowering humidity and temp for hatching. I wonder if it would be better to take him out to finish?
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

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    [​IMG] oh how interesting!! I would so love to try to hatch them too!!! COOL!!
     
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    do you have a pic? Also I think its best to assume that the absorbtion of the yolk will take much longer than a chicken as geese and ducks also take longer to hatch.... have you got a pic so we can see where your at with them??? you have external pips? when did you notice these pips? do you have zipping?
     
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    That is a Great article.very good advise....thank you again...Ive tried to take pics however the glass door is reflecting the flash.Noticed the external pips this morning..One was already hatched.I think that ill wait a while longer and monitor his progress..he has now broken out a good 1" diameter of shell, the membrane seems to be dried white on one side more than the other not tanned like the description in the article, hard to make a clear judgement, I am so nerviously excited lol
     
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    OMG I would be estatic!!! Doing great!!! just dont rush things.... if they can breath they are good!!
     
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  9. Sue2013

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    I posted pics but it didnt work....I wet membrane with qtip...so its hard to see that its dried on...Im just going to leave it alone for now....1 baby tho :)[​IMG]

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    he is soooo cute OMG!
     
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    just go slow!! CONGRATS adorable!! ok where do we find those eggs??? LOL
     

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