Hello! I just got 3 emu chicks that are 3-4 weeks old. I am trying to plan ahead for where i will keep them when they are bigger. I would LOVE to keep them in the fenced area shared with my goats, which is a 6 strand poly rope electric fence about 6 feet tall. If it will keep my Houdini escapee goat in, it has to work for emus is my thinking. The outer perimeter of the property is also fenced all the way around with various types of fence, mostly 5' welded wire with welded wire on top, as a secondary measure for keeping our animals in. I know barbed wire is dangerous for most animals, but we have a cattle ranch on one side of us and that part of the fence is his and its for his cows. I can't change it. It is not clear access for any of my animals anyway, there are other obstacles to getting near the barbed wire. The electric fenced area is about an acre. I also have a paddock that is about 50 x 100 and fenced with 3 rail vinyl and goat wire. It is 6' tall. I know this is probably safer, but it's also much smaller. I know the emus would prefer to have more space. I have other areas to put them and could customize a fence for them specifically, it just wouldn't be my preference of area. It is further away from the house and the barn. I don't want to use that option unless everyone convinces me that it really would be the best! I guess i'm hoping you all will tell me the poly rope electric will be just fine to keep them in!