Emus and chickens

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by theatrain16, May 8, 2017.

  1. theatrain16

    theatrain16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will emus be friendly with chickens if they are raised with them from a very young age?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will stomp them.
     
  3. theatrain16

    theatrain16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Even if they are raised around them?
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if you have emus but they are mean as hell. My old boss had them and they put him in the hospital more than once. They stomped his wife's dog to death.
     
  5. briefvisit

    briefvisit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The archives here, theatrain, will provide many stories of emus and other live stock living happily together. If you patiently analyse the myriad Youtubes titled 'Emu Killed My Family and Burned down My House,' it usually translates to 'Emu at The Safari Park Gobbled up My Cheezy Poofs.'

    Stories of aggressive emus usually make me think of 'paddock emus': neurotic fence-walking birds. We have anecdotes of folks needing to keep a grumpy emu at bay with a broom.

    And as we understand it, an emu whose space is invaded by an aggressive critter, like a dog, might kill it -- an emu can indeed stomp critters to death ; but I'd want to know the circumstances.
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  6. theatrain16

    theatrain16 Out Of The Brooder

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    great! I have another question though, one of my emus sounds like it's nose is clogged or some thing and some times has bubbles in its eye. What should I do?
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about a emu, but if it were a chicken I would suggest Tylan50
     

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