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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by trueblue8364, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. trueblue8364

    trueblue8364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking forward to some great information. I have a fairly large farm with a little bit of everything. Fencing in 5 acres currently for ostrich and emu in Texas. So I am looking for advice as well as looing for some birds!!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join join us here! I'm afraid I have no experience of ostrich or emu although we did have an escaped rhea once in our village! It was very fast as it ran past our house. I'm sure you would like our ostrich and emu section, please do pop by ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/49/ostriches-emu-rheas

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. trueblue8364

    trueblue8364 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Yorkshire!!
     
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Happy to have you as part of the community! @Yorkshire Coop has given you a great link so I'll just say have a great time on here and best wishes!
     
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Glad you joined us, and I hope you make yourself at home here! I have never raised Ostrich, but I would love to get into something like that someday.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some of the chicken folks have had emus. I know one thing that stood out was not to have a lot of trees close together because when they decide to run they can end up injured or dead. If they are very well socialized when young, they will be easier to handle. One member used to post videos of them from baby emu stage to mature - lots of fun and entertainment watching them. Look stock over carefully - emus need good sound legs to hold up their bodies. Leg injuries can seriously reduce quality of life.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, trueblue, and :welcome! Pleased to have you aboard! Best wishes to you and your emu and ostrich ranch! :weee
     
  8. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Welcome! :welcome So glad to have you a part of this splendid community! I've never had ostrich (not quite sure on plural spelling) or emu (not sure on plural spelling either) but I can imagine they're entertaining big things! :p I'm sure you'll find lots of helpful information here to get you started with those interesting species of birds!
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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