Roaming Acres Ostrich Farm Faces More Trouble

Big birds seek home.
Todd Appelbaum, owner of Roaming Acres in Andover, New Jersey, the only ostrich farm in the greater New York area, has had a difficult year. Poor weather in early spring caused his hens to hold back from laying eggs right away -- ostriches prefer to lay eggs when the sun is shining -- costing him $150,000. Now, he is losing the lease on his land.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Appelbaum may have to shut down his business if he can't find a new place to house his 300-strong flock. Apparently, big birds aren't the best neighbors -- nearby residents have complained about damages inflicted by the ostriches. Tri-Farms, Roaming Acres' landlord, decided it wouldn't renew its lease, which expires at the end of September.

Have a couple of acres to spare for 300 large flightless birds? There are some really big eggs in it for you, which you can use for a multitude of fun activities.

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