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incubating emu eggs-need advice please!!

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

  1. kenny671

    kenny671 Out Of The Brooder

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    incubation period 50-56 days temp 97.5 humidity 30-35 last 3 days 50-55 stop turning eggs 49 days
     
  2. nakedgoose

    nakedgoose New Egg

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    Thanks for the info about emu incubating..I have no trouble hatching chicks and Geese..but this is my first try with emus...the one question that I do have is how many times a day should they be turned..with my others it's been twice a day...emus not sure...
     
  3. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried one once and the smell was more than enough to tell me that the egg was no longer viable. Good luck, baby emu are super cute!
     
  4. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yup....that's what i'm doing. i so want these lil guys to hatch!
    my husband so doesn't LOL
     
  5. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh Wow. I can't wait to see these critters! Keep us posted [​IMG]
     
  6. kenny671

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    if the legs spread out take a dish towel and wrap the towel around the body and the legs to keep them in tight for 12 to 24 hrs
     
  7. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been turning mine night and day 4 , 5 or six time daily. I have been waking up at during the night to turn them, but I think I probably could wait to morning. Do birds turn their eggs in the middle of the night? I've hatched quail, chicks and ducks by hand turning so I thought Emus would be a hoot! I am on day 21, not quite half way yet. Thanks for the info everyone
     
  8. kenny671

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    when i turn my by hand i did it 3 times a day my uncle turn 4 times a day
     
  9. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
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    We have 4 emu eggs in the bator and getting ready to set 4 more. The 1st 4 been in there going on 2 weeks. I have excess to a ultra sound machine, thats how Im going to candle them, when I find any that are not good, Im going to blow the egg out and save the shell. The sooner I find it bad, the better it is to blow the egg out.............best of luck on your emu eggies...........
     
  10. nakedgoose

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    Thanks for the info..I guess I will turn them ( the emu eggs) 4 times a day...my neighbor gave me the eggs, she has 2 mated pairs and had a baby last year and he or she is REALLY CUTE...and very friendly.
    so we will see what happens..It'll be pretty cool if they hatch..I had a male when we lived in Calif and he was also very friendly..I only have 52 more days....UGH
     

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