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Josh Shwa
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I would like to raise them for their heat tolerance, and novelty. Does anyone have experience, or connections with breeders?
 
Leila Rich
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Welcome to permies Josh
I'm unfamiliar with osriches, but if they're anything like emus I'd do a lot of research before making any moves.
Emus need really good fencing, have infamously nasty tempers, and their powerful legs/claws are extremely dangerous.
 
Renate Howard
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My daughter wanted emus but after a lot of research I nixed that idea. I hear ostriches are more dangerous than emus. Not saying it's impossible but do a lot of research first. Ankole-Watutsi are cooler novelty meat animals, IMHO.
 
David Livingston
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Once talked to an ostrich farmer who told that they were more stupid than sheep And hé only kept them as a novelty . Costs were huge.

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