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Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by anderson8505, Aug 5, 2013.
I'm asking for a friend, he wants to know if emu and rhea can be kept in the same pen?
There's no easy or surefire answer to that question. It depends on the ages of the birds when they are introduced (the younger the better), the size of the pen (the larger the better), and the birds's individual personalities. It would be a trial and error experiment.
Yes, I keep them together in a large pasture. Male Rhea's will become the boss though and run the Emus away from the food/water.
I keep both breeds, aged 3-6 years old, but keep them separate, . Rheas are lying, so could interfere in their laying pattern. Same with Emus, when they start laying again in a few months. Emus all in pairs, for same reason.