A group of ostriches is called a flock. During an attack, the male tries to lure the predator away from the chicks while they run for cover with the female. And very strong fencing and shelter must be provided for the older chicks and adults for their safety and yours. Females also change color when they are ready to mate.
By six months, a chick is almost at its full-grown height; at 3 or 4 years, it will reach maturity. We recommend that you place your chick orders well in advance so orders can be filled in a timely manner.
The males and females share the responsibility of taking care of the young, according to the San Diego Zoo. We recommend that the ostrich eggs be held no longer than 10 days for maximum hatchability.