We have reached the hatching phase with egg “B.” I moved it from the incubator to the hatcher. When I bought the two emu chicks, I also bought a spare Hovabator incubator from the seller that he had been using to incubate and hatch the emu eggs in. It was practically new and even with a wafer thermometer the temperature settled in and stabilized nicely. This will give the baby emu more room to move once it hatches. I have the temp at 97 degrees F and have bumped the humidity up to 35% from 30%. I was surprised that the egg weighed more this week but I think last weeks weight was an error. Whatever the reason, the egg is right on target with a weight loss from time of setting of 12.8%. I was hoping the egg would hatch today on my birthday but it is too late for that. I just want it to hatch out a healthy female chick.
Egg Starting Weight Current Weight Amount Lost Percentage
A Removed (non fertile)
B 532.97 grams 464.93 grams 68.04 grams 12.8%
C Removed (non fertile)
Stay tuned because I don’t think it will be much longer!