When I went out to feed the emus this morning, my boy Louis met me at the gate which was frozen shut. As I was pouring water on the latch to thaw it out, he was sticking his head through the gate and eating out of the feed bucket. I reached in to push him aside so that I could swing the gate open. The feathers on his back were frozen! Not like a little frost on the feathers but frozen hard like a tortoise shell. I was so shocked! They have a shelter to sleep in but he must have gotten wet in the rain and then slept outside during the hard freeze. Poor baby. He seems none the worst for wear but I was a nervous wreck about it all day. I noticed a couple of piles of the finer emu feathers lying on the ground. I wonder if he pulled those out trying to get the ice off? Has anyone else had an emus body freeze like this?