Hatching Emu egg

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

  1. blackvelvet

    blackvelvet Out Of The Brooder

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    All I have is a hovabator (the styrofoam job) I was wondering could I hate a emu egg in it. Or would it be to big. Any advice would be great!
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I hatched mine in a hovabator. My cabinet incubators would not go down low enough on temp or humidity, so I broke out the old hovabator with fan. You just hand turn them... I have about 6 in there now........ [​IMG]
     
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  3. blackvelvet

    blackvelvet Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome. I wanna try and hatch some. Do you know of any one or place to buy eggs from?
     
  4. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Quote:eBay, but only from good sellers. I just bought 5, another pair is ending in an hour or two. [​IMG] I expect around $30 an egg, but the more you get the cheaper they are.

    Or Floeck's or however you spell it may have some available.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Mine are still laying, but slowing down. i know a few people on here have ones laying and may ship.
     
  6. blackvelvet

    blackvelvet Out Of The Brooder

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    Well personally I would rather find someone close to me that will only sell one baby or 2. But my only hope is eggs I guess. But it will be my first time with emu eggs and it makes me really nerves. If you could help me out to find about 3 eggs? or know of anyone I could contact it would be great.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have been told by breeders baby don't ship well, so find them near you would be ideal. Look on craigslist and your local AG classified. Put up an ad in the local feed stores or ask feed stores if anyone has emu that they know of.
     
  8. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blackvelvet

    if you are in Tennessee there is a HUGE Emu farmer right in your state that sells eggs and babys..you may have to drive a ways, but I think it would be worth it to get some babies from him. I think they go by Circle-T-Farm on Ebay.

    Dan
     

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