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REALLY huge eggs collected today...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChanceRider, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Okay, maybe a couple of them just happen to be emu eggs! My chickens may have really slacked off laying, but late November brought my first (ever) turkey eggs from my Midget Whites, and now my first two emu eggs of this season. I guess I'll have to get a larger egg basket!

    Here's a couple of pics of today's emu, chicken, duck and turkey eggs.



  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    They're HUGE!
  3. rirluvr

    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

    Quote:That's what she said.
  4. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Those are big. How do you keep then in the fridge is there a speciel egg carton?
  5. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Quote:LOL, it'd be fun to have an egg carton that would fit the emu eggs. Right now they're just sitting in a basket on the kitchen counter while I figure out if I want to incubate them or sell them. I could have all kinds of fun with a carton that would fit those eggs...
  6. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    SO how many standard eggs is an emu egg...

    I can always threaten to get emus if they remove my chickens...

    Never mind they are 'livestock'

    (p) Livestock means any grazing animal, such as horses, cattle, sheep, donkeys, mules, buffalos, llamas, swine, goats and other hoofed animals, and emus, ostriches, and rheas, that are raised for private use or commercial purposes; however, purebred miniature Vietnamese potbellied pigs kept for the sole purpose of providing human companionship and which are in compliance with all applicable provisions of this Chapter are not considered livestock.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    They are beautiful! Are all emu eggs that color?

  8. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Quote:I've never seen an emu egg of any other color. A friend of mine used to raise them commercially, (you know... the OTHER red meat!). He literally had hundreds of emus... and all eggs were the same beautiful deep green. I have one blown egg that must have been a double yolker as it's almost twice the length of the ones shown in the pic.

    FireTigeris, I'm not sure how many chicken eggs it would take to equal one emu egg, but I'm pretty sure it'd be a lot! My friend used to cook them up as omlettes, hardboiled, scrambled, etc. The egg yolks cook up pretty well, but the whites are a bit more challenging... not to be found on my menu [​IMG].
  9. evonne

    evonne Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i got $5 in my paypal account.... yeah i know that doesn't even cover postage for one.. rofl... but it was a thought.. hubby already said no to emu's... also to the llama, the calf, and the mini donkey we saw at the petting zoo today... but he also said no to peackocks, ducks and goats... *glaces towards the backyard where the goats, donky, chickens and ducks are sleeping... then uout the window at the peacocks on the eaves*

    i do want to try to incubate one at some point, but i want to make sure it has a place to go after a few months.. lol.. don't think i'm ready for a full grown emu...

    good luck trying to decide what to do with them...
    do they lay one every day??

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