HATCHING 938 GRAM DOUBLE YOLK EMU EGG.

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Corny Caleb, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Mike1849

    Mike1849 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will stay tuned in, I hope you have good luck. A successful double hatch would be the first I have heard of.
     
  2. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First week of incubation is already over. Here are the weight loss record after a week of incubation

    3/16/16

    Emu egg A weighs 542 grams (-11 grams)

    Emu egg B weighs 574 grams (-7grams)

    Emu egg C weighs 630 grams (-16 grams)

    Emu egg D weighs 914 grams (-24 grams)

    The weight loss is ALL over the scale, most likely due to the wide range of sizes in the bator. Just a side note. The humidity in the bator has been about 25-30 percent. And the temp has been 96.7-97.2 I think that's about right. Any comments as far as preferred temperature and humidity settings?
     
  3. Asever1

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    Good luck on your Emu hatch! I have four emu eggs set for the Easter Hatch-a-long. Just saw one wiggle for the first time tonight! So incredibly cool:celebrate
     
  4. Mike1849

    Mike1849 Out Of The Brooder

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    Your temp / humidity range sounds good. I'm running the same. You are 48 hrs ahead of me.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Your temp and humidity are about the sane as mine. And my weight loss is all over the place too, I also have eggs that are different sizes!
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on the wiggles, can't wait to see some action from mine!!!
     
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  7. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is fantastic that your eggs are wiggling! I remember when my first emu clutch started wiggling, I jumped for joy [​IMG] it's a wonderfully satisfying feeling after so much work and blind faith is put into incubating emu eggs, that they start to wiggle. Good luck on the actually hatch [​IMG]
     
  8. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok yeah first I thought my humidity was wrong since the weight loss varied SO much [​IMG]
     
  9. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok wow, time is flying. Already the eggs have been incubating for 2 weeks!
    Here is another update on the weight loss of the emu eggs.

    3/23/16

    Emu egg "A" weighs 524 grams (-18 grams)

    Emu egg "B" weighs 556 grams (-18 grams)

    Emu egg "C" weighs 613 grams (-17 grams)

    Emu egg "D" weighs 889 grams (-25 grams)

    Overall everything has been going well. The humidity and temperature maintenance are pretty steady and of course I am still turning them 180 degrees every 8 hours.
    The weight loss seems much more consistent this second week, but I have no educated answer to why that is. [​IMG]
     
  10. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just weighed mine for week 5. It is so weird to keep turning and weighing and have no idea what is happening inside! I thought I saw some movement in a couple of the eggs today, if it wasn't my imagination. Good luck with yours!
     

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