I am thinking about getting Emu's in 6-10 years. I live in the country, around 8 miles from the nearest road. There is a gravel road. I hear all this stuff about fencing them in, but can't they free range? It seems like they're very nice and docile, if everyone left them alone. And I don't think I have any predator around that would take them on. I have Coons, Skunks, Weasels, Foxes, and I had a cougar and a mountain lion a couple of years ago.