Eggs from single female?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by chateau poulet, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. chateau poulet

    chateau poulet Out Of The Brooder

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    Can a female Emu or Rhea be raised for egg production? With no male.
    Thanks!
     
  2. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only raise chickens, but I believe the same rule goes for all birds, all females for that matter: No, the male has nothing to do with egg production, only fertilization.
     
  3. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    you do realize that a female emu only lays a single egg every three days or so, usually beginning in November-December and ending in March...?
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2013
  4. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They really don't lay much at all without a male around, some will never lay without a male so for egg production I think not a good idea .
     

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