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Frozen emu eggs

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Frozen emu eggs

Postby Mybigbird » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:28 am

The last few days we've had some bad freezes here in Va. Puff our female Emu had laid two eggs in the run in that have frozen and cracked. You can see the white membrane, so it haven't gone all the way through. When we bring the eggs in and they warm up the crack seals. Does anybody know if this would make these eggs un-hatchable . I then store these eggs in the refrigerator to put in the nest once daddy big bird starts sitting. Has anybody had any luck with
Pre frozen emu eggs hatching.
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Re: Frozen emu eggs

Postby pat » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:03 am

sorry to hear about the frozen eggs.
I cannot say for sure, but, I don't think they will be any good after a freeze. but, don't give up.

why are you keeping them in the fridge? I believe they should stay warm.
do you know how long since the male was sitting?
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Re: Frozen emu eggs

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:35 am

They are no good. The freezing caused the crack and the freezing will have killed it. If by some miracle it didn't die the crack will kill it since it will let bacteria in.
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Re: Frozen emu eggs

Postby Mybigbird » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:05 am

Two years ago when Puff first started laying we didn't know what to do. I contacted an emu specialist in Texas . She told me that you can refrigerate the eggs up to thirty days and they would still hatch. So what I do now is collect the eggs that she's laying here and there in the field and dating them. Once Big bird starts sitting I then give him those refrigerated eggs to add. Puff lays about 15 eggs and so far only 5 have hatched naturally each year. I have 4 of this years early ones an incubator and am hopeful they will hatch. The rest will go to big bird once he starts his daddy job. The babies are pretty healthy and strong and so far I've had a good buyer for them these past few years. They go to an individual private owned wild life preserve
And are doing quite well. I guess those ones that froze can still be eaten.

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