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Emu breeding season in the US?

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Anyone breeding Emus in the US, especially southeast?
We figure our first emus are hitting maturity now that they are coming up on 2yrs old. I had evidence this morning, as one just tried to have his way with me while I was working on a project on the ground.
We expected spring breeding, not winter. Are these guys just horn dogs, or are we going to be dealing with eggs in winter?

Thanks for the advice!
Rebekah
Edited by Kingheman - 10/17/15 at 6:06am
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They start laying in Dec thru April...
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Originally Posted by farmchick897 View Post

They start laying in Dec thru April...
Oh, baby!
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Have you heard of "the emu farmer's handbook" by phillip and maria minnnaar?
We raise emu on a 10 acre farm on Vancouver Island, BC. We sell emu meat locally as well as lamb and chicken. Our older son and daughter-in-law manage an online emu oil based natural healing products company. Please check out at http://emuchemainusbc.blogspot.ca/ and www.mtsickerfamilyfarm.ca and http://e3naturals.com This forum is full of good information and we are pleased to be members.
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We raise emu on a 10 acre farm on Vancouver Island, BC. We sell emu meat locally as well as lamb and chicken. Our older son and daughter-in-law manage an online emu oil based natural healing products company. Please check out at http://emuchemainusbc.blogspot.ca/ and www.mtsickerfamilyfarm.ca and http://e3naturals.com This forum is full of good information and we are pleased to be members.
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Yes! We bought it, but we're in the midst of a remodel right now and that one is packed away in a box at the moment. sad.png
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Today I got the 1st egg of the season.
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Would you share a pic of the nest? I'm curious to see what they come up with in the us for nesting.
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For some reason I can't upload pics but they gather leaves and sticks to hide the egg.
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the breeding season has begun it comes fall my friend in west Virginia her emus have begun laying already.  and the breeding season usually lasts till like....ehh....it varies sometimes from early winter and then late winter to early spring typically it ends in winter the actually BREEDING then they lay there eggs and sit on them (males only) but kee taking the eggs and she will kee laying.  second year you MAY not even get eggs or you might its 50 50 typically you will but only like 20 ish now when they get OLDER you may get 40 eggs a year. they will also try to hide there eggs to  so be on the look out for that! but all in all you SHOULD be getting eggs soon. check corners ect but they may just lay them anywhere OR in there shed ect.

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