2 day old emu chicks. 3 have splayed legs and have hobbles applied. 2 have wry neck (possibly 3).
I am syringe feeding water and vitamins. Especially Vitamin E and Selenium.
Wry neck (torticollis) has multiple causes…. vitamin E and selenium deficiency, the presence of teratogens (An agent, such as a virus, a drug, or radiation, that causes malformation of an embryo or fetus) in the egg, mineral and micronutrient imbalances or deficiencies in the hen’s diet, excessive handling or turning of eggs in the incubator, and developmental anomalies are all to be considered.
Spraddle leg is a deformity preventing normal adduction of the limbs. An early tendency to spraddle should be recognized and corrected quickly by hobbling. Emu chicks should be allowed adequate exercise soon after hatching. Leg abnormalities or deformities usually precipitate secondary joint and bone abnormalities over time. Deformities of the legs usually results in death.