- Starting a Emu Farm
- Average production figures
- Facilities – Land, Fencing and Shelters
- Breeder pens
- Colony pens
- Grow out pens
- Chick runs
- Handling of Emu birds
- Wing hold method
- Dog collar & Leash method
- Courtship & Breeding behaviour of Emu
- Incubation & Hatching of Emu Hatching
- Natural incubation
- Artificial incubation
- 1) Removal or control of favorable areas for fungal growth
- 2) Dust control in brooder sheds
- 3) Hygiene
- Leg disorders
- Ratite brooding
Category Archives: Emu Farming
Before starting an Emu farm, you should understand some of the basic things. A good planning is required. First of all decide the land. The land should be preferably dry, non-water clogging area. Before bringing the Emu, plant some trees … Continue reading
The figures presented below below should be used as a guide only Age at sexual maturity: 2 years Number of eggs/year: I st year breeders: 8-12 Under Artificial Incubation:16-24 Male: Female ratio in breeding Emus: 1:1 or 1:2 Weights at: … Continue reading
The facilities required to establish a small Emu farm or ranch are minimal. Emus can be successfully raised in small pens or large pasture or a combination of the two. Fencing can be chain link 2 inch by 4 inch … Continue reading
One breeder pair of Emu can be adequately maintained in a pen 25 feet by 60 or 10 feet/100 feet with an 8 feet by 8 foot shelter, covered on two or three sides.
Stocked with between 5 to 10 pairs of Emu breeder in 100 feet X 100 feet area. Farmers are run colony pens during the summer and moving the breeder pen into smaller pen 25’ X 60’ when breeding season approaches.
Chicks of 2 to 3 months and above of a similar size are kept from 20 to 50 birds in 50 feet X 100 feet area they are ready to transport to a processing (slaughter) facility.
The chick is moved to a chick run any the tape in removed at 4 days old, it stays in this run until it is 2 – 3 months old. During the day, ft the weather in not too cold … Continue reading
Handling of Emus may be necessary for the reasons of moving the birds from one location to another, identification, sexing, or medicating bird etc. Emus are usually docile and non-aggressive.
The most common way to handle adult size birds in to approach the bird quietly (walk don’t run), once you are close enough, grab it quickly and firmly from the side or behind by both wings. Allow the bird to … Continue reading