One of our chicks injured its leg at 4 days old. It lived to be one month old. Yesterday, our other emu was staggering around her run when we came home from 4-H at 4:00p. She would get up and walk, then just fall over and sort of roll. It was a very hot day, and I noticed that she hadn't drunk much water. I brought her into the house and gave her more water; I hoped this was just dehydration. We kept her inside because we were having severe storms last night. Today, she is not better, and possibly worse. I can't seem to get her to drink, though she does eat some. She's not pooping much, though every time I pick her up, she poops. When I emptied the kennel we keep in her run, I found lots of earwigs and a small, black spider that looked like a juvenile black widow to me. Could this be the problem? What's going on?! None of the other families is having this trouble . . . Could it be environmental? Is it her food? I do notice a strong molasses smell when I open the airtight lid (it's regular ol' ratite feed).