1. Post #1
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    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.

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/emu-egg-hatch1

    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:




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    I hear Emus are really good with gravy
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  3. Post #3
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    It has been chirping and pushing for awhile now.
    Egg cracked further
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    eat one
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    d'aww
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    Cute!
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    That's a cool egg! It almost looks like it has a matte finish or something.

    Congrats on your successful incubating of these cool critters.
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    I think it looks like a rock.
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    The Emu baby moved kinda a lot so I thought he was gonna come out. I made a sort of "awwwaooooo" sound. It was similar to a sound you make when having an orgasm. I am that excited.
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    It's really starting to crack now, saw a foot less than a minute ago!
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    Cool as hell, had no idea their eggs were black.
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    It's really starting to crack now, saw a foot less than a minute ago!
    Oh that's no foot, that's a beak!
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    At least I don't have alzheimer's.
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    Looks like it's almost out now.

  14. Post #14
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    For those too lazy or unable to watch or whatever, where it's at right now:

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    Oh that's no foot, that's a beak!
    Oh god your right
    It's doing this little whistling/wheezing now, you can barely hear it and it's so adorable
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    Oh god your right
    It's doing this little whistling/wheezing now, you can barely hear it and it's so adorable
    That's the other one in the background, Egg B. It's very upset over there.
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    At least I don't have alzheimer's.
    Derposaurus's Avatar
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    Every time an ad appears I feel like I miss something important.

    Edited:

    That's the other one in the background, Egg B. It's very upset over there.
    Is it out yet?
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    Every time an ad appears I feel like I miss something important.

    Edited:



    Is it out yet?
    No, if you read the OP there's a part about what's going on with Egg B.

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    At least I don't have alzheimer's.
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    No, if you read the OP there's a part about what's going on with Egg B.
    Oh wow, I hope it makes it through :smith:
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    It's almost out.
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    Looks like its about to come out
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    Come on, little Emu! You can do it

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    its out!
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    Fuck You, Laren Faust
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    a face
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    That is really cute <3

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    Do the Shakey Jakey
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    Woo!
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    It headbutted the camera
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    He just hit your camera.
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    Cute!

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    Oh god I just got rated optimistic by Funion
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    he was having a private rave party and then you had to go and open the box like that
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    That's gotta be the cutest fucking thing I've ever seen.
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    Is it stuck? Or just lazy? I can't tell...

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    How adorable.

  36. Post #36
    Heineken made me rich
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    fuckin' bird's drunk
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  37. Post #37
    Why does he keep smacking his head against the floor?
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    yay! It's out
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    I was playing You're the Best by Joe Esposito just as it got out. FTW
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    What are you going to do with these? Do you own some land or will you sell them?