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First Emu Egg this season

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First Emu Egg this season

Postby Mechillemybell » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:24 pm

We adopted this pair of emus, she laid one egg over a year ago and stepped on it. But today she laid an egg icon-smile icon-smile icon-smile
Not sure he will sit on them before it freezes, should I take it in the house until more are laid....I live in Michigan and we still have 32 degree temps and snowing going on. Or should I try to incubate ?

My first time here, please help.
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Re: First Emu Egg this season

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:01 pm

Someone had this isse earlier this year and the eggs froze. I would take it in to keep it from freezing if you think more will be laid or he doesn't sit on it. Incubating if done right will give the best results I think. (I'm not a emu person but this is what I've gathered from being here).
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Re: First Emu Egg this season

Postby Mechillemybell » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:39 pm

Thank, I did bring it in. But when I felt it...it seemed real cold, so now I'm not sure if maybe she laid it earlier and I just didn't see it or if it could've gotten as cold as it is without freezing....I'm not sure if it's frozen, it's just colder that I expected because I was thinking I found the egg within an hour of her laying it. :/ I guess it won't hurt anything by putting it in the incubator....should I wait to see if she lays more and put them all in at the same time? Where can I find out all of the information on incubating? We successfully incubated pheasants but have not had emu eggs until now.
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Re: First Emu Egg this season

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:05 pm

The ones that froze before cracked due to the freezing so it at least likely didn't freeze solid like those did but there's no sure way to tell at this point, that I know of, if it got cold enough to kill it. You can actually refrigerate them awhile and they will still be okay so it might be fine if it didn't get freezing cold.

There's no harm in putting it in now but if you get more you may want to mark them each so you know which when in when.

Here's some info on incubating the eggs http://www.theeggfarm.com/blog/2011/11/ ... -emu-eggs/

That post gives the basics you need to know.

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Re: First Emu Egg this season

Postby Mechillemybell » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:24 pm

Thank you so much for the resources, I am hoping for more eggs but we'll see.
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Re: First Emu Egg this season

Postby Mechillemybell » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:10 pm

This is day 5 since I found the first egg...my husband said the breeding pair Leelah and Poppy were "dancing" this morning....Will she lay another egg or should I not get my hopes up. It has already been past the 3-5 days since the first egg. :/

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