Emu transport question.

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by stoo, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. stoo

    stoo Out Of The Brooder

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    What's the proper way to transport adult Emus? It's a breeding pair around 6 years old. I have a horse trailer, but want to know how Emu folks normally transport their birds from one location to another.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I use a horse trailer. You want to make sure they can't see out, stick their heads out... and that the back of the trailer goes up to the top, as they can jump out over the back gate if it's too low.
     
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    I saw a show "Dirtiest Jobs" with Mike...they rounded up Emus in horse trailers, they used a long black(very dark sock) placed over the head...then they just guided them into the trailer..Nothing to it...(They did make it look very easy, I guess the trick would be getting the sock on their heads).
     
  4. Supreme Emu

    Supreme Emu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, indeed, the trick would be to get the sock on their head!!!

    Supreme Emu
     
  5. stoo

    stoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks folks. Horse trailer was my guess, but I wanted to make sure. Luckily mine has the ability to close the entire back. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have a slant load stock trailer. i put horse blankets over the sides and back so they couldn't stick their heads out. I had one stick a head out while transporting once and scratched it's cornea. If you'rs is closed in you should be good to go.
     

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