Starting from number six there are five new photographs on…

October 19, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number six there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

5 photographs of our new arrivals.

The Rhea are quite a lot smaller than the Emu. We can get quite close to them, although they do not seem to be a friendly as the Emu. The Emu were hands on as soon as they arrived at the Farm. The Rhea may well turn out the same in time.

My previous experience with Emu was not that good. In fact it made me a little wary about having them. When I had Ostrich I was offered over a hundred at a good price that I was able to make a small profit on to an Ostrich Farm in Wales. The Emu were not at all friendly. I doubt that they had seen a lot of people, not like those we have. When I went to catch them I had a good few kicks. The worse experience was when one decided to climb up me as I went to catch it. It stuck its sharp toe nails into my skin as it climbed five steps up me before jumping over my head. Those we have at the Farm let me walk in between them without any problem.

The Rhea are small versions of the Ostrich other than when it is annoyed. The Ostrich will kick forward and have been known to kill humans. The Rhea bites in the breeding season when protecting the eggs. I was speaking to a Lady who was chased by a Rhea and bitten on the back. So we will need to be careful in the Rhea breeding season.