So my biggest question is emu or ostrich and why? My mom prefers ostriches as we went to this private sculpture park and the ostriches were so friendly, but I'm leaning towards emu. I mean, emu seem more manageable size wise, I'm pretty confident around larger animals (my parents own cows and bulls and horses) and have enough room for them (24 acres, fully fenced). I've been doing as much research as I can, but there's not very much out there to compare the two. So I do have a few emu questions: I've incubated chicken, duck, turkey, japanese quail and button quail eggs before, all with hatch rates in th 90% range, so would you suggest I incubate the eggs or buy live chicks. I'm a pretty impatient person, so the waiting would be torture, but I feel if you have the chick from hatch the connection/bond with them might be stronger? Is this true? There is no available pre-made ratite feed in the country I live in unless I buy it in two pound bags and get it shipped to me. I could do a drive down every month to get larger quantities, but I'm not sure my parents will be willing to pay fuel costs. So is there any mixture that would be suitable, would all flock work? What kind of fencing is needed, I watch a youtube channel (called White House On The Hill) and their emus are kept in by a standard electric netting fence. The fences on our property are pretty secure, but not that tall, so would they need a more enclosed area? What do emu need in terms of shelter? I'm not a great builder, but I can get my parents to help me. How long do they need heat for, and what kind of heating would you reccomend? I have heat lamp, a brinsea ecoglow and a hot water thing that I used to brood a lone chick once. Can you keep one emu? I'm going back to homeschooling next year (after spending a year away from my chicken babies, in the city) so I will have all the time in the world to spend with my animals. So would one emu on its own be more tame and/or docile? Could I raise it alongside a chicken/duck or turkey? So yeah thats all of my questions, if anyone could help me out that would be awesome!