Pyxis' Emu Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Pyxis, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    A couple days ago, I got really lucky and won a raffle for an emu egg. I've wanted emus for years but was dallying on actually getting them. Winning the egg has kicked my butt into gear and I bought two more eggs from another breeder to get me started and hopefully ensure I get at least one emu from this hatch.

    I've decided to start this thread to journal my first attempt at hatching these amazing birds.

    Today, the raffle egg I won arrived in the mail. An early morning call from the post office had me scurrying over to pick it up. It was packed very well, with foam lining the outer box and the inner box nestled safely in newspaper. The egg inside was wrapped in bubble wrap to keep it safe.

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    The egg itself arrived in perfect shape and will go into the incubator tomorrow.

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    It will be tagged with the number 22 so that I can tell it apart from the other two eggs when weighing. Why 22? That's the number I chose in the raffle that got drawn and netted me the egg!

    This egg and the other two will go into my Brinsea 20 Eco for incubation. I will be trying to find an incubator with more headroom for the (hopeful) eventual hatch. The incubator is coming up to 97 degrees now, getting ready for the addition of the eggs.

    Edit: For anyone reading through now, egg 22 hatched on 4/8/18. Eggs A and B didn't hatch, but another egg that was purchased later, egg C, did hatch on 4/20/18.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2018
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  2. SilksterTN

    SilksterTN Songster

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    Woohooo! SOOOOOO excited for you! :wee
     
  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    :wee So excited to watch this! Best of luck Pyxis!!
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Thank you both! I really really hope at least one hatches.
     
  5. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Beyond Poultry Dome

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    Yay! :celebrate
    All good luck wishes sent your way! :fl:pop
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    I am so excited for you!
     
  7. perchie.girl

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    Mylied Crowing

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    How awesome! Emu's kind of scare me with their enormous claws, but I'm excited to see how your hatch goes.
     
  9. room onthebroom

    room onthebroom Animal-a-holic

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    :yaI cant wait! :pop

    If/when she hatches, you might have to name her Tutu... Get it?:oops:
     
  10. AlleysChicks

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    Congratulations on winning the egg! :celebrate:wee
     

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