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Baby Emu cant stand up???

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by countrychics, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] we just hatched out a cute little male emu..he's now 4 days ols and wont stand up..it's like he's too fat..baby chicks are up and running as soon as they fluff up...but he's worse off than wobbley...he has eaten some...but since emus only drink once a day, i have witness him drinking..so i am worried. i read that after ingesting the egg yolk before the hatch, that he can suffice on this for up to 10 days...seems too long for my thoughts,,i know our chicks , ducks, etc.. all breeds are eating by day always...any ideas to get KeITH to walking. i went on youtube.com and searched emu videos, and live hatchings, and they were all so small but running like crazy..if this is the norm, please let me know..oh yeah, we named him keith after keith urban since he too is from australia! lmao! thanks in advance...one worried new momma!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I don't know the answer to your question.... hope he will do better. I know my emu always drank all the time.... Perhaps put him on some vitamins like liquid poultry vitamins to give him a boost. Is he alert?
     
  3. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:baby emu had splay leg...found on a chicken website.... i made a make shift bandage, holding his legs together ti give him support... as soon as he could stand on his own, he drank... gravity i guess, lol... he's now all over the brooder box. eating and drinking like crazy...thanks for the reply, and i'll post pics of him and his new best friend, the manx kitten!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    You are sooo lucky yes please please please post pics!! more more more!!! I would love to get an emu, if only i had the right fencing........ [​IMG]

    LMAO i love the name...KEITH!! haha i can just imagine you calling that out at the top of your lungs of the porch then you see big bird come sprinting for food hahaha
     
  5. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    [​IMG] Please More pictures!!!
     
  6. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    although i wonder i have a blown emu egg and the shells are SO thick how do they get out!?!?!
     
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    LOL, love that pic.[​IMG] Do the emu and the cat get along all of the time?
     
  8. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] the emu and kitty manx get along most of the time, unless the cat sneaks up on baby emu.. then keith flipps out. emus dont like suprises!!!hahahahahaha
     
  9. countrychics

    countrychics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the shell is sooo thick.. but you know the bator didnt run at a much higher humidity for the emu.. i was also scared of this while he was "waiting to be hatched"... but he pipped all alone, even a day early..all by himself.. that egg was just a rocking, for more than a week prior to his arrival. i guess, his beak is so much larger and heavier, or thicker for lack of better words... it must be the same ratio or comparision as a chicks to it's shell....AMAZING IF U ASK ME.... DANA MORE PICS TO FOLLOW AS HE IS GROWING SOOO FAST NOW...!
     
  10. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    wow thats amazing i will be following this thread fr sure, i want to see him grow up...do you no its a him for sure?? how can you tell?? lol i cant wait for him to be the size of a dog i have never seen a half grown emu lol
     

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