New baby emu chick acting strange....PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by emuchicks, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. emuchicks

    emuchicks New Egg

    Mar 10, 2013
    Hi, I just got two baby emu chicks, a boy and a girl, they are 3 weeks old and I brought them home yesterday and let them out in the back to run around with the chickens, I think it was their first time outside, and they ran around a bunch and I followed them around to make sure they didn't get into anything them shouldn't. I put out 4 things of fresh water and food for them but they did drink any water until this morning and they ate a little of their pellets and they are chirping and running around, but this morning the little boy has been keeping his head between his legs and is stumbling around his pen like that and it is really concerning me. Please if anyone knows anything about that please let me know, I love my little babies and I don't want anything bad happening to them.
  2. Tame Emu Guy

    Tame Emu Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    How is the chick? I know nothing about young chicks, but it didn’t sound good.
  3. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2010
    Shady Hills, FL
    It sounds like wry neck/ crooked neck or star gazing. All three are the same just different names. Here is a link to my thread and it starts on page 24 post number 238. Read it and let me know if it is that.

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