Fast Facts: Ostrich (Part 5)

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope!

I’m Carl Kerby.

Ostriches are incredible and here’s why: their eggs – the largest in the world – weigh 5 pounds, equal to the weight of a dozen chicken eggs, and they are strong enough to hold a grown man without cracking!

Ostrich’s lay a communal nest that holds 60 eggs at once – but a female can always identify her egg. After 40 days, chicks will hatch completely feathered, walking, and the size of a large chicken. They grow 10 inches every month and gain 100 pounds by their 1st birthday.  

With an excellent immune system, they are not vulnerable to diseases and live for almost 75 years in the wild. And … no … they don’t stick their heads in the ground, but they do lay their long neck down flat on the ground and appear like a rock to hide from predators. Amazing!

Check back soon to learn more on Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope and until then … stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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