Friday, 14 March 2014

The Big Melt And Then Back To Business

Emu Juveniles In Growout Pen

The emu juveniles, 8 months old, don't know what to make of this white stuff. Their fresh food and water are available in the enclosure.  Their growout pen (until 18 months old) is 100' x 100' with 6' 6" fences: lots of room to run as emus "are want to do". 

The breeders on the other hand make use of their internal barometer
which signals a slowing down of egg production until the weather returns to normal, to safeguard the accumulating egg clutch. We incubate the eggs so they are collected daily. The video shows a hen soaking up the sun as she replenishes her Vitamin D sources.

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