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Old 11-30-2021, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default Aggresive ostrich!!!!

So we bought 5 ostriches because kids wanted a few for "eggs" BAD IDEA... i have a fence guy coming out in 6 week to make a special 5 acre pen for them. in the meantime how do you deal with the aggressive males??? This thing attacked me and cut me pretty good on my arm! day away from burgers... but they were not cheap and i wanted to keep one male for breeding the females... thx! Scott
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Old 11-30-2021, 11:38 PM   #2
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Want to borrow my .375H&H? Seriously, be careful. They can do a lot of damage.
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Old 12-01-2021, 12:36 AM   #3
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We had an aggressive female follow us around in Africa for awhile (with male in tow behind her). My PH kept throwing sticks and rocks at her until she finally lost interest, but I had my .375 ready in case she came at us.



The only good use for ostrich I know of is boot leather and feathers for burlesque dancers in New Orleans; both of which I fully support.
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:32 AM   #4
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Never met anyone who owned one.
Trade for emus maybe?
Or convince the kids to pick out a less dangerous pet and sell them
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:34 AM   #5
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They are very good to eat.
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:46 AM   #6
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Yes, emus were the right choice. Lol.
Sorry, no help here
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Old 12-01-2021, 08:00 AM   #7
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I got pigeons when I was a kid.


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Old 12-01-2021, 08:08 AM   #8
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In for the fun

No help from me other than sell that male and buy another?
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Old 12-01-2021, 08:16 AM   #9
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Shoot them all, turn into burger and steaks, sell meat to hipsters, and with the money, buy emu's. My aunt had emu's, they were awesome. If that thing is willing to attack you, what happens if your kids, or even worse, their friends wander into the pen? I would bet if it was a dog, it may have been neutralized pretty shortly after the attack.
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Old 12-01-2021, 08:18 AM   #10
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This is a first for me of hearing of ostriches for pets for kids. Nothing wrong with it just different. I don’t have anything to offer on taming them down either.
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:17 AM   #11
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How are you going to find the eggs on 5 acres?
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:49 AM   #12
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Ostriches are insane, get rid of them before one of your kids gets hurt.
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:51 AM   #13
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I would take those birds down. Replace with chickens. Save yourself the cost of fencing the 5 acres. No harm and giving it a go with those big birds, but it doesn't seem to be working out. The kids will get over it.
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:55 AM   #14
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we have some wild emu's in my area and they are not too bad.
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:59 AM   #15
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I would take those birds down. Replace with chickens. Save yourself the cost of fencing the 5 acres. No harm and giving it a go with those big birds, but it doesn't seem to be working out. The kids will get over it.
I couldn’t find a nice way to say this with out sounding like an ***
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Old 12-01-2021, 10:12 AM   #16
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Replace those sumbitches with velociraptors and call it done.
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Old 12-01-2021, 10:14 AM   #17
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Good luck
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Old 12-01-2021, 10:15 AM   #18
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Those things could peck an eye out. I would test out your favorite turkey load on the mean one and call it good.

Then use a dumb and dumber line when explaining to the kids.

"Our pets heads are falling off"
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Old 12-01-2021, 10:52 AM   #19
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I think some of us warned you about them being aggressive. Personally I would get rid of them
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:09 AM   #20
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The best way to deal with an aggressive one is a 12 gauge. The meat is pretty good too. Win-win
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:19 AM   #21
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December has an "R" in it.... Gumbo his @$$.....
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:27 AM   #22
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Shock collars, bull whip, rat shot, tape their beaks together with a tennis ball on the end. I think the problem is you are dealing with an animal that is too dumb to learn.

Don't sell them, saddle break them.
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:34 AM   #23
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I would b building a fire to cook him on.
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:36 AM   #24
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Ostriches are insane, get rid of them before one of your kids gets hurt.
X2.....They will hurt someone quick, don't trust them!!!
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:51 AM   #25
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and they are good eating!
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:55 AM   #26
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Why in the hell would you want ostriches for pets? First ive ever heard of this.
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Old 12-01-2021, 12:31 PM   #27
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hes going to the OFC...

Ostrich fried chicken... lol
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Old 12-01-2021, 12:33 PM   #28
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Take them to the train station.....
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Old 12-01-2021, 12:36 PM   #29
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Eat the meat and make some boots!
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Old 12-01-2021, 12:43 PM   #30
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Pretty sure you could sell some low fence Ostrich hunts and get your money back.
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Old 12-01-2021, 01:05 PM   #31
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A friend of mine found out it takes several loads of #8 from a 20 gauge at close range to kill one. The bird in question was stomping the crap out of his uncle at the time - they were attacked while quail hunting.
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Old 12-01-2021, 01:14 PM   #32
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A friend of mine found out it takes several loads of #8 from a 20 gauge at close range to kill one. The bird in question was stomping the crap out of his uncle at the time - they were attacked while quail hunting.
Sounds like y’all did not bring the right shells, or guns for those king size quail.
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Old 12-01-2021, 01:40 PM   #33
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First...

Ostriches are azzHOLE$

They are prehistoric predators. Vicious and relentless. Kill any on your property IMO.

Would you add a large gator to your family pond/lake that your family and dogs use?
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Old 12-01-2021, 02:17 PM   #34
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A friend of mine found out it takes several loads of #8 from a 20 gauge at close range to kill one. The bird in question was stomping the crap out of his uncle at the time - they were attacked while quail hunting.

Been there, done that…


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Old 12-01-2021, 02:56 PM   #35
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LMAO is this thread legit?? Laying hens they aint....
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Old 12-01-2021, 03:03 PM   #36
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Smh
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Old 12-01-2021, 03:05 PM   #37
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I was flippant in my original comment, but these birds aren't to be trifled with. They will attack vehicles and do serious damage to them. What are you doing with them? They aren't pets.
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Old 12-01-2021, 03:10 PM   #38
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I was flippant in my original comment, but these birds aren't to be trifled with. They will attack vehicles and do serious damage to them. What are you doing with them? They aren't pets.
A big male kicked a friend of mine in the thigh and broke it smooth in 1/2.. Snapped his thigh bone like twig... That learned him..
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Old 12-01-2021, 03:15 PM   #39
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ses……
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Old 12-01-2021, 03:45 PM   #40
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They are mean as hell and never going to be nice.
Jerks.
Emus are better but they still can have a mean streak.
IF they are mean now you have to choices. Sell it at the yard or shoot it
We shot them. Big turkey. **** good
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Old 12-01-2021, 03:49 PM   #41
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So we bought 5 ostriches because kids wanted a few for "eggs" BAD IDEA... i have a fence guy coming out in 6 week to make a special 5 acre pen for them. in the meantime how do you deal with the aggressive males??? This thing attacked me and cut me pretty good on my arm! day away from burgers... but they were not cheap and i wanted to keep one male for breeding the females... thx! Scott
I used to work at the YO back in early 80's. We would have to make sure we had a stick in hand that was longer than their reach so you could put it in their face. Those nails can open you up real quick and they are mean as hell.
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Old 12-01-2021, 03:57 PM   #42
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Worst beating I’ve ever had in my life was from a half grown one in a pasture I didn’t know was thr and I’d want no part of an adult. Your off your rocker putting your kids around one of those things,


And did you actually ask how to deal with an aggressive male? LMAO your best bet is to take the money you were going to pay for the fence and burn it, have your closest friend kick you in the gonads with steel toe boots while punching you in the eye, shoot your new family pet’s in the head right afterwards and learn your lesson. This will be a much cheaper and painless option than what your in for when when they tear you or your kids a new one.

I can’t fathom how strong a full grown males kicks would be but I’m guessing you can tell us all soon.
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Old 12-01-2021, 04:33 PM   #43
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So how much for the ostrich hunt?
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Old 12-01-2021, 04:53 PM   #44
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I am surprised at the amount of people that have had negative encounters with these giant ill tempered flightless birds. I wonder how they handle a 300 WM to the chest.
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Old 12-01-2021, 05:00 PM   #45
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New boots
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Old 12-01-2021, 05:09 PM   #46
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So how much for the ostrich hunt?

How would you tune an Ostrich guillotine broadhead?!


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Old 12-01-2021, 05:40 PM   #47
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Want to borrow my .375H&H? Seriously, be careful. They can do a lot of damage.
This, and not even exaggerating one bit………

They quicker you get rid of them, the better you will be.

And, oh, their kick can kill lions and other predators. I never witnessed it, but rumor has it, they will end a human pretty easy.

I was around some back in the 90’s when they were all the craze.
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Old 12-01-2021, 05:42 PM   #48
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Tennis racket upside his dome. Smack!!!
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Old 12-01-2021, 05:52 PM   #49
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Tennis racket upside his dome. Smack!!!
You would just be getting him all riled up. There is nothing in there the negatively affect.
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Old 12-01-2021, 05:57 PM   #50
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The one and only time I have ever ate at Bonnells they were the chefs choice. Insanely good to eat, had some kind of blueberry jelly on it
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