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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.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Emu Pool?

Yesterday I drug the plastic baby pool John and Christi gave us for the emus to use since their dogs never seemed interested in using it to cool off.

Emus LOVE water when they are hot. I hose them down while they lay on the ground and flop around. I have a large plastic livestock waterer, feeder, whatever you want to call it. Only one emu at a time can fit in this, so the pool ought to be a lot of fun for three at once.

Here it sits...I filled it up...without any interest shown by the emus. Once it did catch their eye, they were curious, but very leery of it. I don't know why. So I dragged over their usual big pan and set it right next to the pool and filled it up, hoping this would encourage them to check things out more closely. Nope, that big yellow thing might get me they seemed to say. Last night I caught all three walking round and round the pool, cautiously dipping their beaks in it for a sip of water. I hope today at the warmest part of the day they will get in and I can catch them in it and take some pictures.

In the meantime...here sits the emu pool, empty for now.

 

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Some pictures of the fraidy bunch...lol.

 

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I never could get all three in the pictures at once, but I promise, I do have three. ;)

10 comments:

madcobug said...

I think they will get used to the pool and at least will use it by next summer. They are really pretty and have grown so much. Hugs, Helen

wwfbison said...

I love these guys...they are just awesome!  I bet you they are in that pool before too long.  LOL, the fraidy bunch...how clever you are.  
xxx
Lisa

hnkytnkwmn3 said...

Maybe they don't like yellow?  LOL!  The 'Fraidy Bunch'  too funny!

(((Hugs)))  Diane

plieck30 said...

Not only does the Fraidy Bunch have a pool, its a pretty one. Paula

geocachelinda66 said...

The emus are getting so big and beautiful too!  Linda

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I'll bet the "Fraidy Bunch" :o) will be in that pool before you know it ~ they are so pretty ~ loved the pictures ~ Ally x

breakaway1968 said...

So what to their eggs look like?  They lay eggs right?  LOL  Can you sell them...eat them?  Do you get anything in return from these giants other then love and LOTS of fun to look at?  My hubby asked the  questions...except the egg one.  That was mine.  

gen0507 said...

I can't wait to see if they finally get in it!!!!

Hollie

bojgill4375 said...

They are sure big. lol Thanks for sharing. Janie

nelishianatl said...

The Fraidy Bunch.  Actually made me laugh.  I can just see these huge animals that stomp littler things but are afraid of the big yellow pool.  LOL


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