Ratite Management

General Information

  • Biosecurity for Exotic Fowl (Texas A&M) PDF
  • Codes of Recommendations and Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Ostrich and Emu (New Zealand Ministry of Ag) PDF
  • Game Birds and Ratites (Mississippi State University) HTML
  • Incubation of Ratite Eggs (Texas A&M) PDF
  • Nutrition Guidelines for Ostriches and Emus (Iowa State University) PDF
  • Ostrich, Emu, and Other Ratites (Oregon.gov) HTML
  • Ostrich, Emu, and Rhea Production (Rutgers) PDF
  • Poultry 101: Ratites (University of Kentucky) HTML
  • Raising Emus and Ostriches (USDA, NAL) HTML
  • Raising Ratites: Ostriches, Emu, and Rheas (Pacific NW Ext Publication) PDF
  • The Ratite Meat Industry (University of California-Davis) HTML
  • Ratite Nutrition and Feeding (Virginia Tech) PDF / HTML
  • Ratite Production: Ostrich, Emu and Rhea (ATTRA) HTML
  • Ratites Bibliography - 706 references, last updated 1996 (University of Saskatchewan) HTML
  • Ratites: Emu, Ostrich, and Rhea (USDA, FSIS) HTML
  • Snapshot of the Canadian Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Industries (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) PDF


  • Commercial Emu Production (North Carolina Coop Ext) HTML
  • Emu Nutrition Guide (Zutrition.com) HTML
  • Emu Production (Texas A&M) PDF
  • Raising Emus (Nelson Road Vet Clinic) HTML


  • Ostrich Bibliography - 505 references, last updated 1996 (University of Saskatchewan) HTML
  • Ostriches (University of California-Davis) HTML
  • Ostrich Farming (Scotland's Rural College) HTML
  • Ostrich Production (Texas A&M) PDF
  • Ostrich Production Forum (Texas A&M) HTML


  • About Rheas (Pampas Poultry) HTML
  • How to Raise Rheas (wikiHow) HTML
  • Raising Rhea (Hopkins' Alternative Livestock) HMTL
  • Rhea (Hopkins' Alternative Livestock) HTML
  • Rhea Americana (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology) HTML
  • Techniques for Successful Rearing of Rhea Chicks (R-Zu-2-U ranch) HTML