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Re: birth control?

First of all, that was a he sitting on the nest, not a she. The papa's hatch and raise the chicks. Other than having an Easter egg hunt every breeding season, I know of no way to prevent additional chicks from being produced.

You might want to check with the Texas Emu Association and see if there are any farmers willing to come collect the birds if you don't want them. I'm sorry, I just don't know of any way to prevent the laying and the only way I know to prevent the hatching is to collect the eggs. You will have to search for the nest - and they do hide them really well. Of course if he is sitting on the nest, you can remove any eggs under him. BTW, clean blown emu eggs sell for $5 each average.

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Re: birth control?

The only way you can control fertility/hatch, is to separate the guys from the gals during breeding season (usually runs from late fall to March/April, or even May, if you have an exceptional layer. If you are into fence building, you could prepare two breeding pens; I would recommend nothing smaller than 25 ft. by 100 ft.. During breeding season, you could contain them and gather eggs every day or two. This way, the male won't have any to set on and make more babies.
I am hatching as we speak......aren't they the cutest things?