Hello! I've been considering getting some emus in the future - probably within the next few years (strictly as pets). I've always wanted some. I like to plan things out in advance and really understand what I'm getting into before I buy any animal(s). So I have a few questions that I can think of right off the top of my head! 1) I live on a 550 acre farm, so I know I have plenty of room for some emus. I've read before that they need about as much room as a horse would need. I do plan on giving them quite a lot of room on the property for sure. But how tall of a fence do I need, and what would be the best fence material for that? 2) I read that emus love water/love to swim. Ideally I would love to have a decently large pond made for them in this enclosure. But if that isn't doable for some reason, what are some other good options? 3) I understand that getting them and getting all of this set up for them is going to probably be pretty expensive. I have no problems with that one bit. However, in the long run of things, how much do you spend (on average) on your emu per year? I'd like to have a general idea! 4) I plan on getting 2 emus, as they're social animals and need a buddy. I want to get them pretty young, so I can really imprint on them and get to know them from a young age, like I have with all my chickens and geese. Emu eggs seem easier to come by than actual young emu chicks. However, I've never hatched out eggs before in an incubator. I don't feel like emu eggs are the ideal first time choice for this, so buying emu chicks would probably be the safer route to go for me, right? 5) Does gender really matter? I personally don't have a preference, but does a male and a female do better together than, say, a male and a male/female and a female? I don't want any fighting breaking out! 6) If possible, could I see some pictures of your emu enclosures/setups (and your emus of course!)? I'd love to get some ideas! If there's anything I neglected to ask that you think is important to know regarding emus, please do tell me! I really wanna know as much as I can. Thanks!