do i have all the right information on rheas

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by shanezoobuild, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. shanezoobuild

    shanezoobuild Out Of The Brooder

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    Rhea
    I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could do both or one of the following for me and either answer a few questions I have and or read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently.

    Questions
    When is too old to breed
    Male to female hatch rate
    Eggs cost
    Chick cost 125
    Adult cost
    Chick feed to grower feed
    Grower feed to maintainer feed
    Grower feed to butcher feed
    Maintainer feed
    Male breeding age
    Time of day eggs are laid

    Write up

    Rhea

    Special care

    Males housed separate
    Temperament
    Aggressive
    Cost
    Eggs cost
    Chick cost
    Adult cost
    Chick feed to grower feed
    Grower to maintainer

    Feed amount
    Chick feed to grower feed
    Grower feed to maintainer feed
    Grower feed to butcher feed

    Enclosure

    Size
    15 m by 25 m
    Height
    6 ft
    Fence type
    Wood or chain link
    Shelter

    3 sided
    Equipment
    Food, git, water and calcium dish. Sliding egg devider
    Terrain

    grass
    Diet

    Feed type

    Ratite maintaner or 20 % protien
    Amount
    2 times per day as much as they can eat in 30 mins
    Minerals/other

    grit
    Breeding

    Sexing

    Vent check at 2 weeks with neck between legs
    Ratio
    1-6
    Age
    Female 2-4 years. Male
    Season

    march
    Diet
    Calcium added febuary 15 unitll end of season
    Eggs

    Clutch size and numbers per year

    5-10. every 2nd or 3rd day
    Collecting time

    Storing


    Hatch time
    34-40 days
    Incubation temp

    100 f
    Humidity
    45
    Candling

    7 days, day 32 twice a day until hatch
    Stop turning
    31
    Lock down

    When to assist
    Chip hole in iner membrane when penetraded by chick
    Move to brooder

    Walking and dry
    Brooder
    Size

    40 sf
    Height

    Temperature decreasing

    Same as outside
    Feed type length

    Water dishes
    Marbles should not be placed
    Special nutrients


    Grow out pen

    Size

    15x24 m
    Feed type length

    Butcher


    Butcher age
    1 year
     
  2. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Again I would like to suggest, find some good literature and purchase it. Ratite encyclopedia, Emu Farmers handbook #2 has some info. on Rheas also.
    If you look around at ebay and Amazon you may can come up with even more good books on the subject.
    While those are somewhat dated publications the info. in them is the best to be had for anyone wanting to raise these birds.
    Find other people who have been breeding them for a while and visit their farm...get the true feel/ info. from them what it takes to raise these birds, nothing beats advice from people who have had hands on experience .
     

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