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We have a small breeding flock of ostriches on our organic
ecologically friendly farm in the Lubuskie Lakeland, in the west of Poland. On our farm
ostriches live together in groups of three - one male
and two females. Our ostriches are happy, healthy birds, and anti-biotic and hormone free!
No animal by-products
or bone meals are ever added to our feeds.
The Ostrich is the largest living bird in the world. Males are black and white, while females may come in grey and brown colours. The birdsí huge body size and reduced wing size make them unable to fly. However, they are capable of running up to 70 km (40 miles) per hour. Contrary to poular belief, the ostrich does not hide its head in the sand, but is eating gravel, small pebbles or sand to aid in grinding food for digestion or for curiosity. An ostrich can live to be about 70 years old.
Ostrich hens start laying when they are 2 or 3 years old, the laying season is generally March to October, and they can lay an egg every other day. Each egg weighs about 3 to 4 pounds and is nearly 6 inches in diameter. It has a thick shell and a dull yellow. One ostrich egg is equivalent to two dozen chicken eggs. The gestation period is 42 days.
Ostrich meat has a delicate flavour and a texture which is similar to beef. It is a low fat red meat and recommended by organisations such as the British and American Heart Association. Here are a few of our favourite ostrich recipes.
We will gladly supply any information needed about the ostrich industry in Poland. We sell blown ostrich eggs for decorating, fertile ostrich eggs, ostrich chicks, and ostrich yearlings both for the domestic and international markets. Ostrich prices