In Search of 3 Young Emu Chicks

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by RSH3, May 7, 2016.

  1. RSH3

    RSH3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I've tried hatching 6 emu "hatching" eggs with no luck because all but one were infertile. I don't want to go through the work and heartache anymore. I would like to purchase 3 chicks. I have two acres that I built a 5' fence around, so they will have plenty of room. I also have a little experience with them as I volunteered in the bird rearing department of a local zoo for 4 years. If anyone knows where I can purchase chicks, please let me know. I am willing drive within 400 miles of SE Louisiana or otherwise will need to have them shipped. Thank you!
     
  2. Joesmoe3

    Joesmoe3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Have one 10 day-old chick we hatched. In northern Virginia.

    $120 and I could drive a little -- maybe you know someone traveling up this way - and at this size and age, could be transported by airline.
     
  3. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have 2 or 3 to sell once DNA sexing results come back. Located in KY, so kind of a far drive for you. Will not air ship though.
     
  4. Joesmoe3

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    I'm curious -- where does one obtain DNA analysis ?
     
  5. Ellamumu

    Ellamumu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did mine at avianbiotech.com. It was 25 dollars each bird and all you had to do was send in three chest feathers.
     
  6. Joesmoe3

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    Much appreciated. :)
     
  7. RSH3

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    Thank you for the answers. I have PMed a couple of you.
     

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