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Could you raise a rhea with an emu chick?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by awesomefowl, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    How would that work out?
     
  2. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    if hatched together i dont see how it wouldnt
     
  3. ShadowRooster

    ShadowRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 11, 2010
    claremont, NH
    At zoos they have them together. [​IMG]
     
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I can't hatch them because my incubator is too small, anybody else want to hatch them for me? [​IMG]
    No, really, I would pay anybody well to hatch me an emu chick. (with or without a rhea)
     
  5. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    its possible you could use a goose and turn them
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  6. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Where are you at? I have friends that hatch emu eggs in my bator, 2 years now. We are in IN.
     
  7. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I'm in upstate NY. I would ship though.
     
  8. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I would be afraid that them eggs being shipped wouldnt do well, I really dont know thou. They hatch their own emu eggs. They have had 95% hatch rates with their own eggs. I loan her my bator and she hatches her stuff and stuff for me for the loan of the bator. She will not ship live birds. I dont know how well emu and rhea chicks would do shipped. 2 years ago she sold some emu chicks to a lady in PA and when I went to PA to visit family I met the lady to get the emu chicks. I'll have to ask my friend what she thinks about this to see what she thinks about it all.
     
  9. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Well, nobody seems to have emus around me. I'd rather not have to ship the chicks.
     

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