If you are looking for emu chicks we still have some available. We have contacted everyone on our waiting list, and did not hear back from many, so if you have not gotten an email from Tony, please reach out. Or if you are still looking, please do the same. Please talk to Tony and calling in the afternoons is best: 360-748-3031.
A shout out to the Mason Middle School in Tacoma and Ms. Erica’s 6th grade class. They took the responsibility to incubate some big green emu eggs from our farm this spring as part of their Biology study. As you know from reading our Facebook posts these past months, hatching emus isn’t easy. They were successful and helped welcome a new wobbly head into the world. This is “Jake”, who has come back to the farm after the special care he received from all the students. They learned all about emus and we are very proud!!
We are breathing a HUGE sigh of relief!!! We had a bit of a scare during the last storm and power outage—a tripped breaker meant our incubators got dangerously cold and we were fairly certain (well, Tony was absolutely certain) we had lost all of our eggs in the incubators—they were full up with 9 trays of eggs so we were almost in tears!!!! Heartbreaking days. But… we just kept turning them and watching and hoping against hope… and OH MY GOODNESS—they have started to hatch. So…prayers answered and I am so thankful for it!!! Just love these little wobbly...
Fun Friday Emu Fact: So last week I told you how tasty emu meat is. But... it is also good for you!! Thank you to the AEA for this wonderful meat comparison chart. You can see that emu meat is very lean and high in protein, making it a nutritious alternative, especially for those folks with alpha gal (a tick borne allergy to mammalian meat) or other food sensitivities. #3Feathersemus #emumeatisgoodforyou #emutheotherredmeat #alphagal #farmingisfun #fridayfunfact
Since we got our first emu pairs in 2009, we have been members of the American Emu Association, a national, member driven, non-profit agricultural association dedicated to the emu industry. If you are at all interested in raising emus and selling emu products, it is worth it to become a member. Check them out at aea-emu.org #3Feathersemus #emuoilisgoodforyou #fridayfunfact #emufarmer