Will addition of juvinile birds to the flock impact breeding adults?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by foulman007, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My adults seem to not be breeding. Do you think that the addition of the yearling birds to the flock is causing them to not breed?
    My birds started laying last year at the end of december but were mating all thru october and november. I have not see them mate yet this year. Anyone else have this situation or even heard of it?
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't really know..... I know I had Pumba, my emu chick hatched last season and Henry, a male they did not know in with my pair and they still layed. This is the first year Merlin sat a nest also. [​IMG]
     
  3. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ill keep my eye on em and keep y'all posted.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Perhaps they are too shy to fool around in front of the young'ens [​IMG]
     
  5. foulman007

    foulman007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kids can make adult time fade away
     

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