Hatching Emu Eggs - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greenfamilyfarms, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I'm considering hatching a few Emu eggs just for fun. Does anybody have any advice that would help me?

    Type of incubator
    Length of incubation
    Temp/Humidity
    Turning
    Etc.

    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    knowing nothing about incubating emu eggs, I recomend that you do NOT use a broody emu. The very thought is terrifying. Also, what do you do with it when/if it hatches?
     
  3. Katie Jo

    Katie Jo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol....true...very true!!!
     
  4. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched one out of 13 emu eggs last year in one of my sportsman incubators. I won't do it again. It tied up the whole incubator for 50 some days because they incubate at a lower temperature than all other eggs. I know some people have had success hatching them in LGs or Hovabators. I don't remember all the particulars. There is some good incubation and other info on this site.
    db

    http://www.redoakfarm.com/from_egg_to_grow-out.htm

    An interesting fact. In nature the male emu incubates the eggs!
     
  5. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought about doing this too but how much are there eggs? and were would you put them after they hatch?
     

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