Guess who just bought 5 emu eggs?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Whitehouse Quail, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    This guy! [​IMG]

    I can't wait for them to hatch!

    So let me get this straight, 50-56 days for incubation, stop turning at 49, keep temp at 97.5 entire incubation period, 30-35% humidity for first 49 days, 50%-55% for lockdown?

    Thanks so much! I am SO geeked!
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Congrats! I would love to have emus wandering around. And I've never heard the expression "so geeked" but I think it's really appropriate for this forum [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    "So geeked" is not necessarily bad.[​IMG] Good luck with your emu hatch.
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:Emu [​IMG]


    Geeked must mean something entirely different here. [​IMG]
     
  5. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Good luck!!! I love emus!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I Have 3 in the bator now, it's my first time hatching Emu's. They are due to stop turning next Sunday, I am getting very nervous! I want to float test, but I think it is still too early....
     
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  7. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:Let me know when you figure out how to float test!
     
  8. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Quote:Let me know when you figure out how to float test!

    Actually just got advice from a fellow emu hatcher, Mitch. He said to fill a tub or sink with enough water to be able to more than cover the eggs, and have it at about 97 degrees. Let the water settle, then gently lower the eggs in. His dud sank and his good ones floated and eventually wiggled in the water.

    I actually just took my eggs out and balanced them on the table. After a few seconds they began rocking on their own indicating a wiggling chick!
     
  9. mitch324

    mitch324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad it worked. It's pretty cool to see them move after you have been turning for 5 weeks.
     

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