Emu's

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by quailfarm99, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. quailfarm99

    quailfarm99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there, I'm new here and I have raised a lot of birds from quail to young geese, I have been recently thinking in hatching out an emu as they sell them online, is there any way j can tell is the egg is fertile when I first get it, and the humidity do I add water or just leave it until they start chirping or rolling? I usually add water when my quail and chicks start pipping the eggs but in wandering if it's any different with emus??
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    There are EMU threads that could best prepare for hatching. Several of the chicken people have emus also and from time to time they are gone over hatching protocol. They seemed to rely most on the weight of the egg, it should lose a certain percentage as the incubation gets farther along. I think it's 50-55 days before they hatch, so quite a long commitment to seeing it through.

    Try putting "EMU incubation" in the searchbox and see what comes up.
     
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    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I don't know anything about Emu's other than they look like fun birds to have around! But here is the results of searching for Emu's in our archives. Click on some of these threads for more help on these great birds...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=hatching+emus

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I have no idea about hatching Emus but good luck to you!
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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