incubating rhea eggs

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by mrslb333, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have 2 rhea eggs due to go in the incubator I just need to check temp and incubation time with you guys as I can't seem to find any consistent advice. I have an incubator set at 97 at the moment I also have a big cabinet incubator set at around 100 with other eggs in. It would be a lot easier if I could put them all in the big one as it has an auto turner and would free up some space in my kitchen but unsure if the rhea eggs would develop at this?
    Also what is the incubation period I've read 36-40 days is this correct?
    Many thanks in advance
    Lucy x
     
  2. Montanahorsewoman

    Montanahorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have a now 3 month old rhea that I hatched in a small styrofoam incubator. The information I used is on this site: www.hopkinslivestock.com. I followed their directions exactly and the chick hatched right on schedule. These are nice people, very helpful and willing to answer any questions not answered on their website. I have since ordered two rhea chicks from them to keep mine company. Good luck.

    Linda
     
  3. Tracy Kent

    Tracy Kent New Egg

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    How did you get on with the Rhea hatch & what temp etc did you go for, would really appreciate any info that you can offer Thanks Tracy
     
  4. casuarius

    casuarius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    96-97 degrees F for the temp, and 50% Humidity. 99.5 for the temp is too high and will cause weak or deformed chicks, especially with legs and feet. And around 40 days is the incubation period.
     

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