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Its been 41 days - how can I tell if they're good?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Sjisty, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I set three emu eggs on Christmas eve, so they are 41 days along. Is there any way to tell if they are developing? I need to order emu food at the feed store, but I don't want to order a big bag of it if the eggs are no good. Any suggestions?

  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Use a really strong torch to candle if you aim for the air cell end you should be able to make out some movement or veins. Just make sure the room is really dark [​IMG]
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    HI Janice!! [​IMG] not sure about EMU eggs but there is a great thread that I believe chickenzoo has that had tons of info while she was hatching...
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sometimes if you put the egg on a flat surface and talk to it , it will start rocking. Take a listen to the egg for movement and pecking. You can often feel the baby push on the shell.... I don't know of any light that can shine into a dark emu egg w/o hurting it..

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