HATCHING 938 GRAM DOUBLE YOLK EMU EGG.

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  1. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! It has been awhile since I have been on this blog, but I just wanted to drop by and bring you all along with me on my third Journey of hatching emus.
    Last year's clutch didn't hatch so I'm hoping I have better luck this year.
    I once again was generously offered more emu eggs this year, but THIS time there is a double yolker In the mix! Ok I KNOW that it is almost impossible to hatch a double yolk egg and even if it DID hatch it is super rare for either of the chicks to
    Survive so I am aware of the risks, I just couldn't help myself [​IMG]. So yes, I know there I'll be many skeptics stalking this thread, but just humor me lol.
    As of the moment I am regulating my incubator's humidity since the temp has leveled off perfectly at 97.5 the humidity is a bit too high at 41 percent. Oh and btw the weights of the eggs are;
    Egg A. (553 grams)
    Egg B (581 grams)
    Egg C. (646 grams)
    Egg D (938 grams, yes it's HUGE).
    I believe I'll put them in the incubator tonight. Really excited [​IMG].

    P. s. Oomoo and Lulu are doing WONDERFULLY. I am VERY overdue to give you an update on them. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will be interesting, please do keep us updated. Emu Farmers handbook # 2 goes into some detail about trying to hatch those 2x yolkers, if you have that book it's a good reference.
    Says to turn them 180 degrees for any chance of survival and lists possible complications.
    Good luck !
     
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  3. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I set them!! Now the countdown
     
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  4. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!!
     
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  5. mamahmendez

    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Following - good luck!!!!
     
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  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, it is a big egg! I have 8 eggs going, but none are doubles!
     
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  7. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for the tips, I really wish I had the book [​IMG]. Does anyone have any tips on hatching double yolk emu eggs?
     
  8. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that is a monster egg! The seam around the middle is cool too. I am incubating my first emu eggs and read that they pretty much bust out of the egg at the hatch, rather than zipping like most birds. Maybe that will give the twins better odds? I am always hopeful and it is fun to try so I would love to follow along and see how yours do!
     
  9. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope they arent conjoined twins what a hard hatch and a hard life that would be.
     
  10. Small Farm

    Small Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck!!!! I am excited to see how this turns out!!!
     

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