When you begin do not instantly kill all the dodos in your area because you need some easy meat and hide. What you'll want to do is start taming a bunch of them and breeding them. This results on you a) having a constant supply of eggs and b) as you breed higher level dodos you can kill off the lower level ones to get that meat and hide you need.
For the guy who said that it would be cool if a dodo could sit on your shoulder: on ark mobile, a dodo smaller than .75 can in fact be carried on your shoulder. Dodos over 2.6 can be ridden. Fun fact. :)
Dodos are good at helping you get an oviraptor. They produce dodo eggs, which oviraptors eat. You can kill the ones in the wild and harvest raw meat which oviraptors also eat. And remember, to tame and oviraptor first KO it, then feed it eggs and raw meat. Plz like!