E is For Emu


So I discovered a few years ago that Emu farming is actually this HUGE thing here.  I'm not entirely sure why, but it's like insanely popular.  Which whatever, I love a good edible meat.  I also saw on a morning show I was watching with my mom the other day that you can feed something like 8-10 people with an Emu egg.  At which point I totally wanted to get one for home because with Ace heading into puberty he eats like a horse and could probably eat an Emu egg in a sitting.  
Anyhow, other interesting things I learned about Emus are:
1) They are nomadic and may travel long distances to find food.
2) They can live between 10 and 20 years in the wild. 
3) Females are a small amount larger than males and have a wider rump. 
4)  They require pebbles and stones to assist in the digestion of plant material. 



Comments

  1. Love their faces! A Colorado girl? Near Castle Pines?

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  2. Are their eggs really that beautiful bright blue? I used to work with a woman who raised them with her hubby. Happy AtoZing!
    Barbara
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  3. Very interesting and love the pictures too! They look kind of cute...but kind of scary too. Thanks for posting! Shelly Burke, checking in with the A to Z Challenge from http://www.nebraskafamilytimes.blogspot.com and http://www.achristianmomsguide.blogspot.com (also less than 100 followers!)

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  4. beautifully random and creative blog
    from sandra a to zer @ life without television

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