can emu and rhea be kept together in same enclosure?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by anderson8505, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I'm asking for a friend, he wants to know if emu and rhea can be kept in the same pen?
  2. 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.
  3. casuarius

    casuarius Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    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.
  4. Calla

    Calla Chirping

    Nov 6, 2012
    England UK
    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.

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