Setting Emu Eggs at 6:00 pm today.

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by EmtheFishLady, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    One feels odd, like it either froze during shipping or it already was incubated for a little while....Hubby flat out forbid me to open it though, and even covered the eggs with a baby blanket before he went to bed. (I was letting them settle for 24 hours) So, we're putting both in. We'll see what happens. I'll post updates on here from time to time. I'm going to go ahead and say I don't think either will hatch, as they were sent over the weekend, it was VERY cold, I don't think they are very fresh...etc. BUT, it'll make the husband happy, and I now have an excuse to buy birds at the show instead of buying eggs! [​IMG]
     
  2. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you had EMu eggs shipped to you, I would leave them set at least 36 hours...that is what the Emu breeders here tell me is the minimum. Also...it wasn't frozen, if it wasn't cracked..they said a frozen Emu egg will crack lengthwise, because even though their shell is thick and tough, when the liquid inside freezes it will still crystalize and expand and break the shell.

    Hope that helps.

    Dan
     
  3. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    Quote:Maybe it's got something in there then, or it's fine. We will see! I appreciate the advice!
     

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