Hi, I have a question to ask. I was going to trade one of my male emus for a female that TGreenhut has. At he last minute I postponed the exchange because I couldn't imagine giving one of the away. That night, for the first time we couldn't get them to go into their shelter at bedtime. They have been outside all night for the last three nights. We have tried everything but we just can't get them to go in so we can lock the gate behind them. They wander in and out and eat and stuff but they are not locked up. I am so worried that a predator is going to get them. We are out in the country. Our property is fenced but we do have coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, etc. We have two donkeys who do a good job keeping the coyotes away but I still worry. We are keeping the donkeys in a separate pasture now that the emus are out at night. I don't want them to get donkey stomped when they start pulling on Jack's tail and messing with him. They have no fear of the donkeys. I wish I knew why they won't go in at night. So, my boys are just over eight months old. Where do you guys keep your emus at night? Does anyone else have theirs running loose at this age?