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Baby Emu cant stand up???cant walk...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrychics, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i posted this question under emus but have had no takers so i was hoping someone could find here quicker. I had a baby emu hatch early monday morning..he still cant walk, its like he's doing a split...i have him on textured carpet.so he can get footing....he's 5 days old today..and still nothing..he is awful fat , but its like he doesnt even try to spread his toes, or try to put pressure on his feet...he's very alert, seems healthy..already eats..responds to my voice well, as i talked to him in the egg while i was awaiting his birth..and he tries to run to me but wipes out immediately..is this normal, will it cure itself??vitamin defficeny??? genetics?? or is he just still to young.. i know it can take him up to 10 days to absorb his yolk???yhanks in advance!dana
     
  2. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
  3. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] thank you soooooooooooo much...... i have seen this in chicks but never emus.... you were 100 % correct..... the bandaids weren't nearly long enuff but i made a gauze/med tape bandaid to fit and secured his legs... and he is now holding his own... he cant walk but is standing.... he tobbles over quite often, but we are monitoring him closely and he already is making a comeback...you are a blessing and have saved a baby... all thanks to you.... i am adding you to my buddies list and will be posting a pick of keith, baby emu......god bless you!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] Glad all is well! [​IMG]
     
  5. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] baby emu keith .. named after keith urban also an australian native.......has made best friends with our manx kitten... the kitten is staying in the brooder box with baby most of the time..i'm gonna try to post a pic to this soon... if i can figure out hoow to do it.....!?!?!?
     
  6. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and yes birdaholic , i do wish my chickens could hug me back!!!!!!!! awesome saying, and thanks for your lind supportive words!!!!![​IMG]
     
  7. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooops....... [​IMG] kind supportive words!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] BABY IS BETTER and has a new best friend..a kitten bobtail manx in the brooder box...thanks 2 a new friend 4 helping me figure this whole thing out...[​IMG]
     
  9. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    [​IMG] I am so glad Keith is doing better!! It's been almost a year since I started keeping chickens so I consider myself a nub still... But, my husband calls me the crazy chicken lady because When I start talking to someone about chickens, his head about spins with how much I have learned.. [​IMG] I am by all mean no expert in the field.. But, it gives me a warm feeling when I *can* help.. Please feel free to contact me anytime.. I always welcome a new friend.. [​IMG] Hearing about Keith's progress has definitely put a smile on my face.. [​IMG]

    Goddess [​IMG]
     

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