I set two Emu eggs on January 20th and today one of them is about to hatch.
It's been nearly 24 hours since the Emu pipped through it's shell and it's very nearly out now, nothing more than egg membrane holding the shell together at this point. Could be a few minutes or a few hours before it hatches.
Some pictures from last night and early this morning:
The egg on the camera is 'Egg A', the heaviest of the two, both eggs sounded Monday morning. However 'Egg B' turned out to be a breech, it's facing the wrong way which makes it extremely difficult for it to hatch on it's own, it's lucky to be alive at all since it could have suffocated very easily without me knowing. When Egg B didn't pip through the shell after four days like Egg A did even when encouraged to do so I drilled a hole in the large end where the air cell to find there was no head visible inside at that end. If Egg B doesn't hatch in a day or two I'll have to assist it, which is very risky so lets hope it finds the strength to hatch on it's own.
Here's the chick that hatched from Egg A: