Which Ostrich?

Some family farms raise ostriches. Ostriches are often raised for their meat which tastes and looks a lot like beef. Ostrich oil is also an ingredient in some hand creams.

See if you can find ostrich meat in the grocery store the next time you are there! Do you have any creams around your house with ostrich oil?

A female ostrich can lay twenty-five to fifty eggs in a season, from March until September.ostrich egg

baby ostrich chickWhen the chicks are born they are only ten inches tall and weigh just two pounds.

A baby ostrich will grow ten to twelve inches every month for the first six months of its life. Soon it will tower way above you, the farmer!

Adult ostrich and the much smaller, farmer

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