No luck on our Emu eggs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Today is day 56 for emu eggs and no luck. One of them I was a little concerned about from the first because when you turned it you could feel somthing move inside and figured the yolk was loose. The other was tapping at me when I whistled at it from day 35 through 45. Since they are supposed to hatch in 46 to 55 days I figured we'd have a baby on the 46th day or soon thereafter, but the tapping stopped and no movement was seen afterwards. We go back to school on Monday after 3 weeks off,, I hate to tell the kids but they knew it could happen. Kristina thanks for all the help, advice, and support!
    Kate

    Sorry Kristina, I left the a off the end of your name!
     
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  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey it could be a late one. [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry to hear that, Kate. That is a long time to wait and get nada, isn't it?
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:I was hoping for that, but with no movement, no response, and it doesn't hold the temp if you pick it up, I'm not holding my breath. We may try again though, later.
    K
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is worse than waiting on goose eggs. I am sorry it didn't hatch.
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:How long do goose eggs take? I was approached by a lady who said if I hatched any she would give me $35 a piece for them, is that a good price if I can get eggs a decent price?
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    28 - 35 days. I just hatched 3 and have 3 on day 28 today. They need a fair amount of attention. Spritzing, cooling, etc. daily. I have 2 threads on my goose eggs hatching.
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thanks ma'am!
     
  9. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...Kate I'm sorry to hear that. Have you tried to make a hole in one to see any signs of life? Man....I'm sorry I know it was such a long wait. [​IMG]
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    No I hadn't tried the hole hadn't even thought of it! I just picked one up and it went "thunk" and sounds like it has a big rubber ball in it.
     

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