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When to stop turning emu eggs?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by birdmanmax, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done a lot of research on this topic but cannot find a direct answer. Today is day 50 for my eggs and I need help to figure out when to stop turning.
     
  2. briefvisit

    briefvisit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me not an incubator: do you stop turning them?
     
  3. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you stop turning at some point. I'm going to continue turning I figure it can't hurt and if I notice a pip I'm going to stop turning. Right now I'm hearing peeping and tapping on the egg also I see movement and can here at least one shuffling around inside the egg.
     
  4. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But I did stop turning 5 times a day on day 50 and I'm only turning 3 times a day.
     
  5. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stopped turning day 49
     
  6. Erka97

    Erka97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For other types of eggs it's usually accepted to stop turning when internal pipping has occurred, so that the chick can get ready and hatch. With emus since you can't candle them I assume you could stop once you hear them chirping, though I don't know if continuing to turn them has any effect either good or bad.
     
  7. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welp I just kept going and on day 53 the first one pipped and hatched!
     
  8. Erka97

    Erka97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many do you expect to have hatch?
     
  9. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully all 5 eggs!
    Only 4 more to go!
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
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