So I work at a vet clinic that treats...well, everything. So, big surprise when a lady shows up with a baby emu in a laundry basket. This one was soon joined by another a week later. Then, both Emus were boarded there for nearly two weeks until the woman decided that she had enough on her plate and didn't need them back. Being the only one with land, I took them home, figuring that we could always just sell them... I like them a lot. We have then penned in with the chickens during the day and in a dog crate at night. They are now almost 6 weeks old. How long until they are able to stay out at night with the chickens? Its been between 40-60 here at night lately...And quite honestly, they are not going to be able to stay in this crate for much longer, they have very swiftly outgrown it...and my basement was not cut out to be an Emu barn, LoL. In fact, tomorrow I may resort to setting up a slightly larger crate outside with shavings in the bottom and fastening a heat lamp to the top. Will this work? Our backyard is well fenced, and we have a LGD, so I am not too worried about anything getting to them. We have not decided upon keeping them. They are cute, SO SWEET, and they are much better off at my farm here instead of the clinic, but the amount of fencing we would have to put up for them is a bit daunting...especially as I just finished putting together my chicken coop and run this spring, lol.