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keet down, legs getting stiff-what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by azpotts, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. azpotts

    azpotts Hatching

    Sep 23, 2016
    Born 9/12/16 in incubator
    Normal behavior first 10 days
    Other keets all doing well to date

    Sick keet on it's side, looked dead, scratching in circles on my approach.
    When finally uprighted self, ran from being picked up + yelled/resisted being picked up.
    After working legs, when I placed it by water, it sat & drank...lots
    Same with food. Then wobbled/ran back to the group & sat normally
    Checked10 minutes later-back on its side scratching in circles on my approach.
    Looks stiff & dead, all stretched out. Not able to get upright but still yells/resist being picked up.
    Work legs & place next to roost or side board for support & it drinks/eats, then very awkwardly & sideways, moves back toward others. Legs & feet are move fixed now, but it is still very alert.

    Please, what can we do?

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