Specific Emu Incubation Questions

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Kymber50, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Kymber50

    Kymber50 Hatching

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hello all, I should introduce myself! My name's Jake, I'm a freshman at Montana State University in Billings, MT. I've always loved poultry, since I was little. Currently my family and I have about 20 chickens, 4 guineas, 1 gander, a potbelly pig, Scottish Highland Cattle, 7 rabbits, 1 cat, 3 dogs, and 2 snakes...and hopefully some emus come spring, if the hatch works out!

    I've combed over the posts on here and I still had a few questions if that's okay. I plan on ordering 3 emu eggs, keeping them at 97 degrees and 40% humidity in our incubator. When people say they turn the eggs 5 to 6 times a day...how? a quarter turn? a 180 flip? I've never artificially incubated eggs, I always let the momma hens do it! Also, it says to stop turning on day 47 of incubation and move them to the 'hatcher'. Can anyone elaborate on this? Also, it says to increase the humidity to 50% for the last 3 days of incubation, then it says incubation can be 48-56 days. How do I know when to increase it? Thanks so much!

  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Those are some good questions! I'm going to subscribe to your post because I would like to learn as well.
  3. coo coo cachoo

    coo coo cachoo Chirping

    Nov 14, 2010
    I got this great book called the The Emu Farmer's Handbook by minnaar it has everything you need to know about emu's, raising emu's, and all that good stuff.

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