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EMU's Hatching ???????????

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Camaro, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Camaro

    Camaro New Egg

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    My first laid Emu egg's should be hatching.... I'm on day 53, not sure whether to crack one open or not to see if there is a chick in there.. I'm incubating in a GQF incubator, at 97.7* and having issues with humidity,, I am between 35-47%, not really sure. They don't move, they don't cheap, they are warm at one end and cool at the other... I have 22 in the incubator, and my male is sitting on 9 right now... Any info would help.. Email me at [email protected]....
     
  2. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Noooooooo, don't crack one open. There are ways to find out if a chick is in there. Do a search and you'll find out. You can tap on the egg, look for wiggling, check to see if it cools when left out, do a float test. There are better ways than cracking one open, unless of course it is weeping or stinking. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. Calla

    Calla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Email sent good luck
    Calla
     
  4. animalz11

    animalz11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm normally on the duck thread but can you candle Emu eggs?
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    nope..

    the shells are a very dark emerald green.. plus they are three layers thick (white, aqua and emerald)

    I don't know if you can see all three colors in this pic or not


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  6. animalz11

    animalz11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes...
    Can't you hollow out the eggs by putting holes in both ends and blowing? I've seen hollowed eggs at the markets before..
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    yup.. check the link in my signature!

    I use only one hole though.. and the ones I make are super tiny
     

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