I had the chance to visit one of the famous ostrich farm here in our city, the Philippine Ostrich Farm. I was with my students and we were kind of amazed when we saw a lot of ostriches in the farm. They were very huge.
One of my students said they looked like big chickens, while the others observed that they look like big birds. Another girl approached me and asked… “Can I sit on the back of the ostrich, just like the one I saw on TV? I smiled and said no. Maybe she was watching a cartoon movie.
Anyway, after viewing the ostriches we went to one area where eggs are being displayed. We were not allowed to carry the eggs but we can touch and feel it. The egg was very huge and it has a very thick shell.
Amazing Facts About Ostrich Eggs:
Ostrich eggs are known to be the largest of all eggs, approximately 6-7 inches in length and 15-18 inches around and has a weight which is approximately 1.4 kilograms . One ostrich egg is equivalent to 24 chicken eggs. Many love to eat ostrich egg because it contains contains calcium, phosphorus and vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E, riboflavin and thiamine and it contains about 2,000 calories and is packed with protein. If you want to eat a hard boiled ostrich egg, it would take about 40 minutes to boil it.The color of an ostrich egg ranges from pearl white to cream. The shell of the egg is very thick and is used many different forms of arts and crafts.