Update (Day 51 of 51) Emu Baby!

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I came downstairs at 5:50 this morning and as I was turning on the lights I heard a sound like a glass breaking. I looked in the incubator and saw this:

 

Egg “B” had pipped! I spent the next seven hours in front of the incubator talking, tapping and whistling to the baby emu for encouragement. Finally, fifty-one days of worry and excitement yielded this:

 

Meet Baby “B,”, the chick formerly known as Egg “B.” The hatch was videotaped and as soon as I condense it down to a reasonable size I will post it. The shell membrane is, as we speak, on it’s way to the DNA lab for gender analysis. Results are expected Thursday!

In related news, I received the DNA results back today on the chicks I purchased locally.

Drumroll please…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

They are both girls! It was an exciting day at the Buck ‘n Run Ranch today. Please check back soon for the video!  In the meantime here are the girls meeting Baby “B” for the first time. They look HUGE!

 

Baby fell asleep with it’s head through the bars trying to get over to the girls.

 

Bonus photo:

This is what I did to get the video of the hatch. Starting at the bottom, is my besk, followed by the styrofoam incubator, topped with 2 photography lights, one taped to my desk lamp. In the back is a wooden box with my make up mirror on top supporting my mini HD video camera! Of course I have the phone to call for back-up, a cup of coffe and barely visible in the front, a bottle of Dr. Pepper. The two Brinsea incubators in the back are again filled with Icelandic chicken eggs!

In the end, the battery went dead in my camera and Michael finished filming the hatch on his iPhone! What a day.

 

 

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Comments

  1. YAY! OH, I wish you were my neighbor.

  2. The Other Mary says:

    What a cute little one!! Congrats on finding out the other two are girls! A great day indeed!!

  3. WONDERFUL!!!! You did a great job!!! Very HAPPY for you!! Thanks for letting us see it happen! She is beautiful!! Good health to her!!!

  4. Yeah!

  5. I am so excited for you! This is just great news! WOO HOO ! ! !

  6. WOW how GREAT Girls and a new baby what a great day!!

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