FIRST TIME ATTEMPTING TO HATCH EXOTIC FOWL. 2014 EMU HATCH-A-LONG

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Corny Caleb, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I was given a free fertile emu egg too hatch, (The male emu has not shown any signs of wanting too hatch the eggs) and will hopefully get maybe three more from the same person next week. SUPER excited bout incubating it. Am about too incubate it at 97.5 degrees, at 33 present humidity. the egg weighs a whopping 630 grams, or 1.4 lb! and is a deep green, totally beautiful. Follow this thread too get day by day info on this 55 day hatching journey!
     
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  2. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to see how this goes, have you ever hatched emus before?
     
  3. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I haven't but have always wanted too. I hope this egg hatches, I'll be posting egg photos soon.
     
  4. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First full day of incubation went without problem. when I woke up this morning too turn the egg, the temp was up too 98 degrees(I had set it too 97.5) and was a lil scared it that would mess everything up, but I trust it didn't. here is a photo of the egg last night before putting it in the in[​IMG]
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  5. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, it's a beautiful egg, lets hope I hatches into a beautiful emu!![​IMG]
     
  6. blacktop240

    blacktop240 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's awesome! I have a friend that has emu and I'm sure I could get an egg... But, I wouldn't want to give it back! Lol plus no room... :( maybe one day! I hope you post a lot of pics at hatching time! Good luck!
     
  7. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! lol.
     
  8. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, fertile emu eggs are about $30 an egg where I live. But I was given this one for free, (and the upcoming 2-3)! which is awesome!. I will totally post many pics when they hatch, and the process leading up too it.
     
  9. blacktop240

    blacktop240 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great! Can't wait!
    I love the sounds they make. Always remind me of Jurassic park when the raptors are communicating! Lol
     
  10. kimmommy23

    kimmommy23 Out Of The Brooder

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    How exciting! That egg is gorgeous!
     

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