Other Poultry Species

Background update:Jan 18, 2010

Ostrich welfare and transport

The ostrich is obviously extremely well adapted to the climatic environments prevailing in the African regions in which the species is indigenous and tolerates well hot arid conditions and cooler wet subtropical zones (Sauer and Sauer 1966b). Stewart (1994) asserts that the birds are very hardy and "can be successfully bred and reared in environmental extremes from desert heat to winter snows."

By: Malcolm Mitchell, Roslin Institute (Edinburgh), Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PS, UK.


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