ostrich egg???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by evonne, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    has anyone ever hatched one?? in an incubator??

    just curious...

    the bird sanctuary a little ways down the road sells ostrich eggs for novelty.. $20 ... not sure if they're fertile.. there is a male in the pen... and he's very protective...

    granted, i'm not sure what i'd do with it once it hatched... but i may decide to go for it anyway.. lol.... i've heard ostrich farms are very profitable....
    sshhh don't tell my hubby.....
     
  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Hmmm. There is an ostrich farm between Phoenix and Tucson..hmmmm.
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Do it!!! We wanna see!!
     
  4. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    They say ostrich meat tastes a lot like chicken:lol:. . . .dunno myself, I have never been brave enough to try it - is there anything on the web about hatching them?
     
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    You're gonna need a bigger motor on that turner! LOL

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  6. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes u can do it. A lady I am fixing to work for incubates them, emu and other exotics in a incubator
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I have a neighbor that has exotics. He is very old, and can hardly care for them anymore, but he sure loves them. He has ostrich, emu, rheas, peafowl, turkeys, and a bunch of others that I can't recall the names of at the moment! Anyway, he was showing me the beautiful eggs. He makes things out of the eggs, and some he just sells whole. I should ask him how much they cost. Can you believe how shiney they are ... WOW, looks like a varnish is applied. Cool!

    Oh, and he hatches alot. He has brooders everywhere! Those things are monster sized!
     
  8. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    as much fun as it may be, i don't want to do it until i know i have somewhere for it to go... i'm not ready for an ostrich for a pet... i might try an emu later,... but i was reading in the ostrich emu topic... yeah... i'm not ready for that right now...

    but it sure would be fun to hatch one and keep it for a month or two
     
  9. neferset

    neferset Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just don't think our bantam hens could cover ostrich eggs properly.
     
  10. Miss Sebright

    Miss Sebright Little Hen.....Big Attitude!

    Apr 3, 2009
    In a nutshell
    I think you should do it.
     

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