Help Ostrich chick

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by mariolo, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. mariolo

    mariolo In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2011
    Today was born from my ostrich incubator (I only put an egg).I want to know in your experience what is best to feed him early.I'm giving the chopped alfalfa.okay?Is there something else that I can give him? Feed? Vitamins?
  2. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    ratite starter feed, you should have really prepared everything before hand. and make sure you got a proper brooder for the chick too. It is never recommended to hatch one chick only. ratites get real lonely, as they are very social animals. and they get real big real fast. I have been wanting ostriches for a while now. but they require a lot of attention and care for the first 5 to 6 months as they are very fragile during this time. by 2 weeks old your brooder area, which has to be draft and damp free must be over 2 feet tall, these little buggers grow fast :)

    they are nothing like raising other fowl, so good luck and keep us posted!!

  3. JMarch

    JMarch Songster

    Jan 20, 2010
    thump by Ema...

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