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Incubating rhea eggs?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by The hen breeder, May 9, 2014.

  1. The hen breeder

    The hen breeder Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read on a couple of websites that I should turn rhea eggs at least 3 times a day when incubating. I also read this for chicken eggs, but I have hatched loads with just turning them twice a day, can this be applicable to rhea eggs as well- help really appreciated!
     
  2. Calla

    Calla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I have kept rheas since 1992 and bred loads very successfully, although the 1st few years just kept them as pets... 4 pairs... for eggs to decorate and grasing and company for my other Animals.

    Now to your question...I have just an ordinary 40 hen auto incubator , but eggs were too heavy to use turning mechanism..so turn them 7 x a day, by hand...a MUST uneven numbers, so they don't lay on same side longer every night...
    Good luck..
    Calla
     
  3. John Robo

    John Robo New Egg

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    Some help please on incubating Rhea eggs. Thinking of buying a Brinsea 580 but have been told by brinsea I would need to take out every other shelf therefore would only fit in 36 eggs. What's the best incubator to hatch Rheas in please.

    John
     
  4. clark-farm

    clark-farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a brinsea ova easy and can get 36 in total into it 6 per tray 2 trays per shelf 3shelves just have to stagger the hatch times as can only get 12 down the bottom for hagch
     
  5. John Robo

    John Robo New Egg

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    Is this the 580 ova easy
     

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