Safari Ostrich Farm is primarily a working ostrich farm where we farm with them on an extensive basis for their meat, skin and meat. We opened our doors to the public in 1956 as a tourist attraction to educate our guests to how incredibly unique and different ostriches are to any other animal in the world. Our main concern is the commercial farming of ostriches.
At Safari Ostrich Farm we have 300 breeding birds and their job is to lay the eggs which only happens in the breeding season which is from July to November.. We then take the eggs away and put them in our incubators. We do this to have more control over the incubation process and as farmers we want as much control as possible.
The ratio between male and female breeding birds is about 60/40 – 60% of the breeding birds are female and 40 % are male – this is to enhance the chance of successful mating and fertilization. The more eggs we get from our breeding flock the more chicks we will potentially get and that is what we want. Our breeding ostriches are in separate camps to the rest of the ostriches we have and their camps are a few hectares each to allow them enough space to make their nests and mate.