These “chickens” stand 6 foot to 9 foot tall and can run 40 miles an hour, so if you want to make an omelet to feed say two dozen people you better have your skates on. Come to think of it, that might not help because dickey bird lives in the South African sandy semi-desert and builds its nest of stones.

Life gets boring out there because there are not so many things that you can do with an ostrich feather on a Saturday afternoon, so the local lads indulge in ostrich races. You can sit on one for around $20, but be careful. Their backs are wide so mind your ostrich when you sit down.