There's all kind of methods for checking emu eggs for development before they hatch but from what I've seen, they're posted far & between. I'd like to make this thread a source for those methods since we all know how hard it is to wait 50 days without being able to candle lol! I'll start by adding the methods I know of & please correct me or add to a method if you need to: Leaning Method: Eggs that are 2 weeks & older can be layed down on a flat serfuce & if they lean towards the pointy end then there's probably a chick inside. If it stays level or leans towards the aircell end then it's probably a dud. This seems like it could be true but not accurate enough for me to toss an egg out over it. Cooling Method: Eggs that are 30+ days (I think, please someone correct me if that's inaccurate) can be left out for around 5 minutes to cool. Once the aircell end is cool to the touch, feel the other end & if it's real warm then it's probably a chick keeping the shell warm. I've heard that you can do this & if one side of the egg is warm & the other isn't then it's probably a chick as well. Rolling Method: I've heard of this bit I don't know the specifics so please someone add to it. You lightly roll the egg & if it settles to a steady stop then there's probably a chick? I'm not sure about this one... Water Method: I don't know the specifics on this method either so please add to it.