Purpose?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by theguy67, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. theguy67

    theguy67 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just curious what the Ostriches,Emus, and Rheas are used for other then pets? I heard that Ostriches were of high value years ago in the meat market but that fad. soon faild to catch like chicken did.
     
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Emu oil. Ostrich dusters? [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Mine are pets, livestock guardians and all around entertainment. [​IMG]
     
  4. Agape Builder

    Agape Builder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would eat them. Their sweet red meat steaks taste great. I wonder what the feed conversion rate is if they have some land to range on?
     
  5. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give the feathers to a friend of mine who makes great fishing lures.
     
  6. theguy67

    theguy67 Out Of The Brooder

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    i didnt realize all the uses they are good for. And did not know you could use them to guard livestock like llamas and donkeys.
     
  7. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The meat is absolutely wonderful. A friend always stopped at an ostrich farm on the rural route he commuted, and would have folks over to share. Plus the leg bones are incredible for flute making.
     
  8. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

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    wood&feathers :

    The meat is absolutely wonderful. A friend always stopped at an ostrich farm on the rural route he commuted, and would have folks over to share. Plus the leg bones are incredible for flute making.

    Flute making? I want an ostrich bone flute!​
     
  9. spectrumranch

    spectrumranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Actually if you farmed Ostrich- it is profitable. The jump in for a quick buck did not last.
     

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