Anyone have Emu's ?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by bayouchica, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey yall, I wasn't sure where to put this at..
    Anyho, I might have the opportunity to get a couple. Just need the good or bad about them.
    We have 4 ft fencing around our place, is that enough to keep them in?
    How do ya tell girl/boy?
    What kind of feed/housing do they need?
    Would they be good at keeping predators away ?
    Do they get mean during breeding season?
    Can chickens & emus live in peace?
    Thanks, Miriam
  2. chickensinMT

    chickensinMT In the Brooder

    May 28, 2007
    Churchill MT
    When i was younger, my parents used to raise them. The fence was about 6 foot tall and their shelters were about 10' x 8'. I'm not sure on the shelters but they didn't have any insulation in them and they had slanted roofs. If i remember right some of them where mean all the time but especially when they had chicks. I don't remember what we feed them or how to tell male from female put I'll ask my parents and post later. Oh and they love to peck at shiny things. I don't know if they will keep predators away or if they will live with chikens in peace
  3. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I've eaten Emu Burgers...very yummy and much less fatty than beef! We had a friend who was raising them for meat...very low in cholesterol!
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    I'm still debating on what to do.thanks for the info chickensinMT.

    cheeptrick, I've been tricked into eating ostrich (sp?) before. I would not have ate it otherwise. It was really good, till I found out it what it was. [​IMG]

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