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Help with one week old emu suddenly tucking neck under his belly

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jasonkimberly, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. jasonkimberly

    jasonkimberly New Egg

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    Hello everybody! Just wondering if anybody has had this problem? We have 2 one week old emu chicks , they were both completely fine , one has suddenly started tucking his neck under his belly , like he can't hold his head up [​IMG], he's falling over , he will eat drink and poop , I've started giving him some electrolytes , any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks!!!!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    In chickens this sometimes happens after a peck or bump to the head/ nutritional deficiency. I don't know if it is the same with emus. Please post asap on the "Emu thread." put that in the search box and it will come up.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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