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Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by xxnativewolfxx, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. xxnativewolfxx

    xxnativewolfxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i always wanted emus I LOVE! them i love all poultry i have turkeys ducks geese chickens guineas and ill be getting goats here soon and i was wondering if i were to raise 1 or 2 emus as chicks and got them used to all my animals that they would be fine to live with them in the same field when they grow up? and ive read a lot abou them and i also want to know if they make good pets like others say they do?
     
  2. dodo84

    dodo84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes and yes.
    I raised mine with dogs, cats, jersey cows, and pigeons ( they share a barn) and everyone gets along. they also make great pets, that's really all mine are.
    They all have names and come when called, are surprisingly good layers (the eggs are very tasty too) and make great gard birds for smaller poultry.
     
  3. Clucksworth

    Clucksworth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my emus is very friendly. I find male emus are much more friendly than females, this is Ozzy. He's been bought up with my poultry, dogs and cats and he is an amazing pet. Except he likes to peck earrings out :/
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    This photo was taken of Ozzy 3 months ago, but he still sits on my lap and hes getting a bit heavy!
     
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  4. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    although there are no hard and fast rules, emus tend to get along with other livestock if they are raised with them and introduced to them in their setting. On the other hand, adult emus tend to be defensive and often combative to other livestock introduced to their enclosures. Male emus tend to be friendlier than females and emus hatched in an incubator and imprinted to humans are usually much tamer than emus that are hatched and reared by their fathers...
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

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    Emus are individuals.. some will live happily with other emus and other livestock.. then there are ones who will go out of their way to kill anything that ventures into their pasture..

    So like all other critters and people.. there are no hard and fast rules as to their personalities.. you just have to play it by ear every day and have alternative pens available for the other livestock if your emus decide they don't want pasture mates anymore..


    just as an example.. Dorian and Rose will try to kill any other animal that walks through (or flies through) their pasture...
    Paco on the other hand cleared several 6 foot fences just to be in with the baby emu in order to be their "daddy" .. even though they had never been introduced at all.. the babies were (and still are) living with ducks, geese, the occasional chicken and a rabbit who free ranges.. the weekly visits of several goats and mini equines...

    All of them were raised with other animals... but Paco is the only adult that is tolerant of strange animals being around him.. his only issue is with the neighbor's dogs.. he likes ours just fine.. Rose and Dorian would try to kill everything regardless of if they are family or not.. and this started well before breeding season..

    Another member of this board had one of their emu killed by his emu buddies... they had gotten along fine until the attack ..there is a thread on here about it..

    So what may work fine for one person may not work fine for others.. just remember that every emu is an individual.. and not all emu will get along with their pasture mates
     
  6. haydon19

    haydon19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I was curious if anyone could tell me how many females and males I should get if I'm getting 10 emus what number of males should I get and what number of females should I get if I plan on hatching a lot of the eggs
     
  7. CMP1999

    CMP1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    1 male to 1 female the males do the hard work of siting on eggs the females are nest gurds
     
  8. haydon19

    haydon19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can a male make sure more than 1 females eggs are fertilized. Cause I plan on incubating a lot of the eggs and letting some of the eggs be hatched by the males. Let me know cause I'd rather have more eggs laid if possible thank you
     
  9. CMP1999

    CMP1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    i am prety sure males and females mate for life like swans or at least for the year
     
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

     
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