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A few pics of my ostrich chicks

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I've been lurking around this site for quite sometime now and figured it was about time to share a few pics of my own project. I hatched a couple of ostrich last Sept in a practice attempt before filling the incubator with emu eggs later this month. I didn't keep these guys but they sure were fun to watch.

post #2 of 35

wow. they're so cute! Do you ever sell?

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post #3 of 35

They are so cute, and I have to say, I've never looked at an ostriche's feet before.  I didn't know they had only two toes like that! 

 

Did you hatch them yourself?  What do they eat?

 

Sharon

Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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Yes, I hatched them myself. I fed them Mazuri ratite starter along with very limited amounts of fresh chopped alfalfa leaves. I plan on hatching some more this summer......not sure if I am going to keep or sell them though. I guess it all depends on my success rate....they can be a challenge to get started.

post #5 of 35

if you do plan on selling, keep me in mind!

 

 

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post #6 of 35

I couldn't keep an ostrich, but thanks for sharing the pics, they are darling!

Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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post #7 of 35

love.gif that is one cute baby... lol.. I'll stick with emus for now

 

my husband would shoot me if I told him I was gonna hatch out an ostrich

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Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

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I don't have poultry.. I have mini feathered velociraptors
Emu Hatch 2013-2014    Emu Hatch 2013   Emu Hatch 2012   Hatching Muscovy Eggs  Turkey Incubation and Hatching

Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

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I ignore Trolls, so if I suddenly stop talking to you, it's not that you have won, you're just not worth the effort

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post #8 of 35

Wow! I've never seen a baby one before!  Thanks for sharing!

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 "I don't wanna go through the motions.  I don't wanna go one more day.  Without Your all consuming passion inside of me.

I don't want to spend my whole life asking, 'What if I had given everything'? Instead of going through the motions." 

 

 

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post #9 of 35
Where did you get the eggs & were they shipped? They are so cute! A place in NM sells ostrich (emu & rhea too)
hatching eggs but I figured they'd be really expensive...

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post #10 of 35

They are very cute as chicks, but please do not mistake them for the same as emu. They are much more dangerous, especially the males. They weight about 500 lbs, need stronger fences and males get very aggressive during breeding season. A friend of mine had to put her male down as he got so aggressive. Please do your homework on these before buying, they are not an impulse buy animal......  And placing an ostrich as an adult can be tricky.

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Living and working on a Zoo farm - 300 plus chickens, fancy pigeons, Sebbies geese, turkey, crested ducks, peafowl, ornamental pheasant and ducks, Black swans, Egyptian geese, African Crowned Cranes, Emu, fainting goats, mini zebu, mini horses,mini donkey, alpacas, llamas, horses, 5 Great Pyrenees and a cat.
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