HELP! Emu chicks with deformities

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by telow6848, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. telow6848

    telow6848 In the Brooder

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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken

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    Awww, I am so very sorry. :hugs Them poor Babies. I have never hatched emu but if it were a chicken I would say genetics is playing a roll here.
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  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Sorry about your little guy :( It could be genetic, or possibly due to damage incurred in shipping. Looks like he has a cross beak as well as is missing an eye. He might be able to do okay as long as you provide deep bowls for him to eat and drink out of. There is unfortunately no way to correct a cross beak, and there is a chance it will get worse as he grows. All you can do is try with him and see if he can continue to eat and drink okay.
     
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  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken

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    Thank you Pyxis
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    what a shame :hugs
     
  6. Tammy6971

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    Thank you. I am going to post on the EMU forum as well. If there was inbreeding - would this contribute to my issues?
     

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