I am not an emu owner yet but would love to be, I have been doing lots of research for months now and havent found an answer to a few of my questions.
I have a small farm, all pets very spoiled! The pasture is 1acre (possibly a little larger) with 6 goats (all very sweet bottle babies, castrated males with NO horns) 3 female sheep (no horns) and one gelded male llama that is their guardian but is very easy going with newcomers. All are very sweet and there is no fighting or bullying. They have full access to the barn with has plenty of sleeping and lounging space, 2 water troughs and several feed areas. I am curious as to if a pair or 2 female emus can be kept in the pasture with them?
Does anyone keep emus in other livestock???
Second question is:
Are hand raised chicks prone to have aggressive or over dominant behavior once they mature? This is true with llamas, how do emus react? Are they more gentle and accepting of your presence or will they try to "mate" and over dominant you?
I spend several hours in the pasture daily, while I don't expect to have emu cuddling time, I do want to be sure that I am not greeted with big kicks and beak pecking thinking that I am "mommy" or "girlfriend"
I do a lot of rescue placement and often come across emus needing to be placed, I have yet to take one in because not being able to build a separate emu pen at this point in time and not having the proper knowledge of whether they can be kept in a herd of goats etc peacefully. Anyone that can shed some light on these questions I would greatly appreciate it!!!