||Margaret Dover, the owner of
Leicestershire Emus, started breeding Emus in 1997. Emus are friendly, inquisitive
birds and very easy to look after. They can be kept purely for pleasure or as a
business venture. They have been called 'The Totally Usable Bird'
because of the many products that come from them.
These products are:
Meat - very low
fat and cholesterol, high protein
Eggs - for incubation or cooking - they are
excellent for baking or can be eaten fried, scrambled or as an omelette.
Eggshells - hand carved or blown for egg
Feathers - for crafts and fly tying
Oil - a range of skincare cosmetics are made
using the oil.
||EggShells (see above)
Emu eggshells are naturally dark green and about 3" wide and 4.5" - 5"
long. With a matt surface, they are attractive displayed as natural eggshells. They are
most unusual shells because there are three layers to the shell. This means designs can be
carved into the shell revealing the blue/green and white layers that are underneath the
dark outer layer. They can also be painted or decorated in the Faberge and many other
| Emu Oil
Emu oil has been used for medical purposes by the aboriginal people for thousands of
years. It was used to relieve the pain and discomfort of inflamed joints and muscles, to
help heal wounds and to treat skin conditions. Previous generations in many countries have
used products from plants and animals as medication to relieve a wide variety of ailments.
It is often not understood why or how the remedy works until modern day research can be
done to analyse the substances present and their effects. Only then may it help to explain
the scientific reasons for the beneficial effects of that substance. Emu oil has been the
subject of such research mainly in Australia and the USA.
- It has been found to contain
anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial substances
- It penetrates the skin
easily so enhancing the action of other medications
- It is an excellent natural
- It has been shown to enhance
the growth activity of skin
For further information visit www.leicestershireemus.com
or contact Margaret Dover
Tel: 01455 823344 Fax: 01455 828273 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leicestershire Emus: Emu Breeder
Livestock - chicks to adults. Eggs and eggshells - blown and handcarved.
Meat. Feathers. Emu Oil Skincare Products.