How to Make an Ostrich House
Ostriches are raised for their meat, feathers and skin on small- to mid-sized ostrich farms. Many ostriches live to approximately 70 years of age. They range from 7 to 8 feet tall, weigh up to 450 lbs. and run as fast as 40 miles per hour. Ostriches are a hardy breed and adults often will not use take shelter in their house on an ostrich farm, except in extreme weather conditions of wind, snow, rain or very cold or very sunny days. An ostrich house is easy to construct and should be provided for use during these severe weather conditions.
1-Design the building and determine the size requirements for housing the number of ostriches you wish to keep in a four-sided building with a gate at least 36 inches wide. Designate a minimum of 60 to 80 feet of space per bird. Minimum height of the shelter should cover the tallest ostrich with several feet above to spare.
Special flooring is not required for ostriches; a sand or soil base is adequate for their needs.