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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Three Little Emu Babies

Okay, so I am still here. So sue me. LOL. ;)

Just the few days I had Boo alone tamed him. He will come to me, but the two girls have not been handled like he has, yet. You might ask, what is the point of picking these babies up as you won't always be able to do that at 6 foot tall and 150 pounds. Not exactly a lap pet. ;)

I want them to know me, be used to me, and well, I want to hold them, while I still can!

I held one of the girls yesterday for a bit. She started to struggle so I let her down. Sure glad I did that..she had to SHOO SHOO as Mr. Tilley calls it...and boy am I glad she got down to do it! LOLLL...

I have to work with them, every day. I don't want them to be afraid of me. I want them to be very tame. This is a short video of all three. Hope you enjoy it. You can see the two girls are a little nervous...they pace the fence but Boo not so much. I think he starts doing it because they are making him nervous doing just that.



Sorry for the bad picture of the three...I didnt realize it was blurry, but its the only one I have right now.

Added a couple of pictures of their enclosure for right now til they get big enough that they can't fit through the hogwire on the outer main fence. Once they are out of here I will be putting the new chicks in this enclosure to grow til they can be released to roam with the other free rangers.


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This was actually a very easy and quick set up. the fencing was very easy to work with and the ground was soft from all the rain we had so it was easy to drive the posts in. The butterfly netting you see over the top is just in case. I wouldn't put it past a hawk to try and get one. They are only as big as the chickens right now, so I wouldn't rule it out. The cage covered in blankets with a heat lamp over the top is a 'make do' thing til I can get them a little shelter built that I can hang the heat lamp in. They fit fine in this right now, but wont for long. I also added tarp over and around this part of the enclosure yesterday to shield any rain or wind. The babies absolutely cannot get wet as they are not waterproof yet.



robinngabster said...

Soooo cute!  I  must have missed something so I am going to just ask instead of going back and looking...what are the emu's for?  Just for fun?  Their eggs? Wallets?  Oh oops...that's ostrich right?  heh heh.   I will say they are adorable and I love the sound they are making.

breakaway1968 said...

can you eat their eggs?  Do they even lay eggs? lol  I just seen on fear factor that they had to eat ostrich eggs and MAN they were some BIG eggs! lol  I am amazed at how well you can care for all those animals!  WOW  I could NOT do it!  I would WANT to but couldn't physically do it.  Hats off to ya girl!  However...I think I may have talked my husband into getting three hens :))))  MAYBE!  If he says yes I may have some questions for you on housing them and how to! lol  

geocachelinda66 said...

You really amaze me with the way you care for your animals!  Linda

mumma4evr said...

oh...you have me wanting some birds....shhh don't tell Ernie!!!  he would kill me!!!

nelishianatl said...

I want a baby goat and Dirk looked at me like I had just lost my mind.  I don't have any idea how to take care of one so I wouldn't do it until I learned more about them.  I know that there is a market for EMU for food.  Don't tell them though.  I have no idea if their eggs are edible.  I wish you were closer, you'd be my egg lady.  We have one right up the road.  I hadn't thought about the fertile or non-fertile eggs before. I just egg them.
Thanks for the very sweet comments in my journal about Katie's pictures.  They do grow up fast.  My youngest two daughters who live in NC, who are 20 and 24, you can't pay them enough money to wear a dress.  They kinda got like that in their teens.  Did you see the comment about she's gonna be a real southern belle?  Well, duh, yeah.  I am a Southern Belle.  That was really funny though that Katie was going to kick those two brother's butts if they didn't stop fighting.


nelishianatl said...

CORRECTION:  I just eat them.  I don't just egg them.  That didn't make any sense.  ROFLMBO


madcobug said...

I think they are very cute, Nice pen you built for them. Thanks for sharing the pics and video. Hugs, Helen

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly the little ones are lovely ~ I can imagine when they have grown 6ft tall and weigh 150 pounds they will still want come and  sit on your lap :o) ~ I really do admire how you care for your animals ~ Ally x

gen0507 said...

They're so sweet.  I can't wait until they get bigger.  You're going to be able to open a petting zoo before long.  LOL  Just kidding....I adore all your animals!!!


wwfbison said...

It is going to be so exciting watching these little treasures grow up. I think they are so cute.  Were you being serious when you said they aren't waterproof?  

nay0114 said...

Cute you have babies now. They are precious.
Take care, Chrissie

schoolgal040 said...

Ohhhhhhh I love them!!!!! They are so darmn pretty!!! You guys have done a great job and I just want to cuddle one too :)