keet down, legs getting stiff-what to do?

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

  1. azpotts

    azpotts New Egg

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

    9/22:
    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.
    9/23-today:
    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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