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Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by ES Emus, Feb 16, 2015.
Enjoying an 88% hatch rate on our first setting...!!!
Are those emu chicks?
yes, they are part of our weekend hatch
I don't have any chicks right now
Nice chicks! Your setup looks a lot like mine
I wish I had some cute little guys to show off right now! My first batch is only on day thirty, so I'll just have to admire yours for now
88% is impressive what type of incubator are you using?
all I can tell you about my incubators is they were constructed in Europe and measure only in Celsius They do not have a name or brand or any type of model ID on the units. They were purchased in Florida.
i did not hatches these myself lol but a woman who breeds and raises emus hatched them for me and i bought them from her! lol i love them to death! MOE.....LARRY.....CURLY.....AND SEBASTIAN!
LOL and i to am useing the SAME thing as a brooder!!! the little plastic box i have them in now is just a play pen i have so when i take them out of there brooder i can just handle them in the plastic thing! buti have them in a BIGGER plastic tub inside the kennel till there older cuz im afraid they will stick there heads out and hurt themselves right now........and have great danes so it keeps them from messing with them lol
Here are my two so far out of five eggs. I am new to emus, very excited for these babies. More pics when I get back home.
Exercise is VITAL for the long-term health of your babes. Absolutely as soon as you can, give them more and more space to run about in.
In the wild (I am Resident Wild-Emu Guy), I have seen a chick an hour old cover a half a mile before dark. And in their first week, they may travel four miles a day through breast-high wet foliage.
This is Dad Eric and Chick Uno in my backyard. I took the fence down years ago, so his family members can come and go: