Do ostirches lay eggs like chickens?emu?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Cuttlefishherder, May 25, 2010.

  1. Cuttlefishherder

    Cuttlefishherder Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Tucson AZ
    In the future I want to but a banged(but functional) house on a big old lot so I can have chickens, goats, and bunnies for meat. But I think I would like an ostrich or emu, for the fun of it but it would be cool if they lay eggs every now again!
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Emu only lay eggs during a certain season... like peafowl. Typically Sept (breeding can begin) - June I believe. Emu are better tempered than on Ostrich and less deadly. [​IMG]
  3. sianara

    sianara Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    And from what I have read you must have both a male and a female or else the female will NOT lay eggs.
  4. Tropical Chook

    Tropical Chook Songster

    Jul 5, 2010
    Just make sure you have eyes in the back of your head when you collect the eggs. Also, the eggs are huge. To put it another way, I doubt you and your family will finish one in a single sitting.

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