Emus In Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by snowhorse, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    Anyone know where to purchase an Emu chick in Massachusetts?

    Where to find literature on Emus and keeping them as pets?

    And if there are any laws or regs in this state to keep them?
     
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
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    I would Like to know too [​IMG]
     
  3. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    Hahaha I never heard anything, so good luck lol!
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I hope you're not my neighbor...
     
  5. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    Quote:Most likely not, I don't have neighbors....[​IMG]
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Most likely not, I don't have neighbors....[​IMG]

    Then you do need emus. Emus are cute. But a little scary...
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Theres got to be someone out here who knows !
     
  8. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    I did do a little research awhile back and found an Emu Farm in Western MA.

    It's called Songline Emu Farm here is the website: http://www.allaboutemu.com/
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    its in Gill, MA

    I emailed the woman there and this is what she said about Emu's in MA -

    "Mass has had emu listed as Exotic animals and required a permit from the Fish and Wildlife dept. however, last year that was in the process of changing and Fish and Wildlife pretty much said they were done with it. I’m not sure of the exact status right now but I will be looking into it for this springs hatch.



    What is imperative is strong 6 foot fencing. We don’t want these birds wandering especially on highways. We sell the chicks in the spring for $150.00 each. If you would like to have eggs – which are delicious – you would want a male and female. If you just want one as a pet – and promise to give him lots of attention – a male would be your best bet.



    I would suggest that you set up an appointment to visit the farm this spring. We will hatch from late April till the end of May."

    Her name was Dee Dee, very nice woman, and I believe her email is on the website if you are interested in getting some from her.
     
  9. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    Quote:Most likely not, I don't have neighbors....[​IMG]

    Then you do need emus. Emus are cute. But a little scary...

    Yeah...they are little scary, but I think thats why I like them [​IMG]
     
  10. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have to have a male and a female in order to get eggs? A female by herself or with other females won't lay? That sucks....=/
     

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