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The second largest bird after the ostrich. While the emu population is currently considered stable, drought and wildfires are potential threats that could impact them. Many people raise emus for their meat, oil, and leather.
When the babies are running around they must not run, walk or stand on surfaces such as wooden floors, laminate or tiles, because emu are prone to splayed legs, this being the most common ailment we see in young emu, and the most easily avoided. Splayed legs in very young chicks can be bound, with occasional success if caught very early, but will lead to a fatal demise in older emu. (More information on splayed legs on the Emu Health page).It is not a good idea to use sand for emu chicks as they can become impacted via the sand
Emu chicks(1 - 3 weeks) : $200           
Emu chicks 2 months :$250                 
Emu  6 months : $375                     
Emu 10-12 months : $765                  
Sexually mature Emu 2 years old : $1000               
Adult Emu 3 years old : $1100                              
Family 4-5 years old : $2000                              
Fertile Hatching eggs: $85 

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BREED DETAILS- Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae )
The emu, native to Australia, can reach five to six feet in height and weigh up to 140 pounds. Its life span is between 30 and 40 years, and it starts its reproduction cycle at about two to three years of age. Production practices for emus differ only slightly from those for ostriches. Emus breed and lay eggs mainly during the winter months, while ostriches and rheas breed and lay eggs in late spring, summer, and early fall.Sometimes starting as early as October and ending as late as June, the females lay an egg about once every three days, and will lay, on average, 25 eggs per year.The emu has dark green eggs that cannot be candled (examined in front of light to check fertility and chick growth) during incubation. Incubation is approximately 50 days up to 35 years in zoos, 10 to 20 years in the wild. Incubation: About 8 weeks Number ofeggs: 5 to 15 eggs per clutch, up to 3 clutches per season Egg size: 5 x 3.5 inches (13 x 9 centimeters)Egg weight: 1 to 1.4 pounds (450 to 650 grams)Height at hatch: About 9.8 inches (25 centimeters)Maturity: 2 to 3 years old