incubating emu eggs-need advice please!!

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by ntiveheart, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have just received 3 emu eggs to incubate. actually received 4 -- 3 intact and one scrambled egg.
    i know that the incubation temp is lower than that for chickens and the humidity lower, but are there any special tips anyone has for this novice emu hatcher? any help would be appreciated!
     
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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I have zero info for you but i hope someone comes along soon heres a BUMP because I want to see these things when they hatch [​IMG]
     
  3. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    thank you! keep your fingers crossed for me, ok?
    i'm excited and apprehensive!
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Fingers are crossed [​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ooh you HAVE to post pics!!!!.pleeeease.....[​IMG]
     
  6. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 in my little hovabator, dutifully hand turning! I keep it at 97 degrees and 35% humidity. We are at day 19. I read that tapping replaces candling but I have no idea about that. This is just a silly project to see what happens! I think I will wait I while longer and try listening with a stethoscope for heartbeats. Good luck to you and keep us all posted .
     
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  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:ooh..you post pics also!!
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Sorry cant help, thats one of the few I have not hatch.
     
  9. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    I have a neighbor who raised emu for about 15 years, I'll talk to him to see if he has any input...
     

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