My Agriculture Class and Our Emu Journey!

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Banaynaychicken, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Banaynaychicken

    Banaynaychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone, my Senior Animal Science Class is incubating an Emu egg!



    DAY ONE -

    He/she came in this morning in the form of their cute little dark teal egg.

    We immediately set up our Incubator, set it at 97.5 and no humidity for 55 days.

    I was ecstatic. Like, I could barely contain some excited arm flailing and a huge grin all morning.

    Pictures coming soon!

    WILL UPDATE OFTEN!
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    That sounds like an exciting project! What are you going to do with the emu once it's hatched?

    Looking forward to updates!
     
  3. Banaynaychicken

    Banaynaychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really is, I have wanted an emu since I started chickening.

    We have a farm out back and a very large horse corral which we will be fixing up for the little tyke or tykette.

    Cannot wait for around April 27th-ish!
     
  4. Banaynaychicken

    Banaynaychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DAY TWO -

    Whelp we are on the right track.

    Humidity level (We raised it to a reccomended 30%) and temp stayed relatively steady throughout the night and the egg hasn't exploded, so we must be doing something right.

    HOWEVER gosh this is going to be a long process.......

    Its still just....an egg.

    SOON TO BE ONE OF THESE LITTLE MONSTERS

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  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Crazy looking chicks (in a cute way)! Do you have a picture of the egg?
     
  6. Banaynaychicken

    Banaynaychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do now!



    Best I could get with what I got, my computer camera is awful......



    But we have him/her in an airated space so the incubator doesn't "Clog" or get stuffy.

    The egg is the very large dark colored thing under the lid.

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  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Emu eggs (at least the few I've seen) are such a pretty color. Thanks for the picture!
     
  8. Banaynaychicken

    Banaynaychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem!

    They really are, It is seriously the darkest color of teal i've ever seen.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are emu eggs too dark(thick) to candle?
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Drumstick, usually they are too dark to candle with any conventional flashlight that I know of! What people seem to tend to do with emu eggs is track the percent water loss over time to see if they are on track with development.

    Is your class planning to do that? It would be an awesome project for you!
     
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