You may want to rethink the emu
They need very sturdy tall fences and unless you vent sex them the only other way to tell if you have males or females is to have them DNA tested (or wait until they are full grown and into breeding behavior)
plus you will have to hand turn the eggs about 5 times a day by hand.. for around 55ish days (depending on incubation temp)... lol
i love my emus.. but they aren't for everyone. Think of them as being a 100+ pound dinosaur with a taste for shiny things...
thanks for the advice.
If and when the emus occur - I will be prepared. My perimeter fence is eight feet high in the "farm" section of the place. I spent my "impressionable years" in rural Australia and am very familiar with the strength and speed of the emu. They are a few burgers short of a bbq in the intelligence department - but they make for a good amusing addition if socialized with humans from an early age.
as far as the turning goes - I will probably have a second gardener by then. We have an agricultural college about 3 km away - i will sponsor a kids college, room and board, in return for working before and after school- and he will get intern experience