We have been getting the odd question like, are we closed to the public? How do we look after our ostriches during the lock down?
The answer to the first question is yes we are closed to the public. We will only be open to the public once we reach level one of the south African governments covid response levels. The answer to the second is interesting. We have an essential services permit for agricultural purposes. This allows us to look after birds under strict hygiene protocols. There are only 2 men on duty to feed and water. They practice social distancing and wear face masks. The guys also apply proper hand washing throughout the day as were taught by professional medical personnel. The entire staff complement including management participated in learning this method of washing hands as they do in hospitals. The guys are also working outdoors in the ostrich camps which has natural airflow. The weather this time of year ( May) is mid to upper 20 deg and because they are outdoors, their working environment is made safer. The feeder you see in the video takes 250 kg at a time. A ostrich can eat 2.5 kg of feed per day. The feed is made from lucerne which is very high in protein. It is the best feed available in our area and highly sought after throughout South Africa.
Watch the clip below of how we feed our ostrich at Safari Ostrich Farm