I had 9 eggs in the nest and today one of them got SMASHED My male does not sit on the nest during the day, I see him there at night only. I guess he keeps them warm due to the temperatures outside,so the question is-when does your emu starts sitting on the nest to hatch the chicks? I am thinking about taking some of the eggs and incubating them myself. It would have been so interesting to let him do his fatherly job and see him raise the chicks, but now I am questioning the possibility of that. If I take some of the eggs, female should continue laying eggs to get to certain number before the male gets broody, but what is that number? Would the older eggs still remain fertile if they sit in the nest so long? Any help would be appreciated!