If you keep ostriches, it is important to provide them with the correct diet. The excellent ostrich feeds from Dodson and Horrell provide the nutrients the birds need and are also suitable for other ratites. The Dodson and Horrell Egg Layer Pellets are a highly palatable feed for breeding birds which are supplemented with key vitamins and minerals. Featuring the nutrients which are crucial to laying and hatching, this feed is hassle-free to feed and minimises waste.
For growing ratites, including ostriches, Dodson and Horrell Grower Pellets are the obvious choice. Also palatable and easy to feed, the pellets ensure that young birds develop properly and also minimise leg deformities.
Ostriches in the UK?
Natives of the African plains and woodlands, Ostriches are fascinating creatures. There are several different subspecies which have developed across the continent with the birds varying in size. Ostriches are quick, defensive and powerful and boast the largest eye, relative to the size of their tiny heads, of any land animal.
New to farming in the UK, ostriches are kept for breeding, leather, meat and feathers. They are able to cope well with the climate in this country and require relatively small amounts of land if they are to thrive. However, they are huge birds and can be very aggressive. They are able to run at 40mph and require fencing which is at least 1.7m high! Ostrich farming shouldn’t be entered into on a whim!