Best SAFE fencing for Emu?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by awesomefowl, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    What is the best fencing situation for a pet emu? I really would like one but would need a good fence as I don't my hypothetical emu kicking my little sister or anybody. Is 5-6 ft high chain link best, or is there something less expensive which works for a pen. Thank you for answering my questions!!!!

  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    The best would be 5-6 ft chain link, or horse fencing. You can use cattle fencing also. 5-6 ft is ideal height. Horse Corral panels work well also, but my one emu knows how to creep under them. 2 of my emu could be kept in 4ft fence, as they are not prone to jumping, 2 of my others are jumpers. When they are little it is best to put them in a fence they can not push over or jump, as they will learn they can do it thus keeping that behavior when adults.
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    sounds good.
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    How much square feet do emu require for a pen?
  5. krstms

    krstms MO Hick Chick

    Sep 23, 2009
    What about 5 strand barbed wire with electric fence on it? Would that work?
  6. foulman007

    foulman007 Songster

    Dec 29, 2010
    Columbia SC
    an emus feathers offer too much insulation for an electric fence and barbed wie is just a good way to kill one. my emus dont even test a fence (which i guess is rare) i have a push in the dirt 3 foot fence most of the way around them in their breeding area and a 4 foot chain link in their regular area. they dont wander far from the feed bucket.
    my old place just regular 4 foot 4x2 wire held them fine the one time they did get out was because the goats pushed open the gate.

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