Newly hatched chicks will be wobbly and will not require food or water for the first 2 days, they will continue to get nutrients from the yolk sac for up to 5 days. Clean the umbilical area carefully with iodine on a Q-tip. After 2 days old offer blended kale/cabbage and carrots floating in the water and on top of 18% UNmedicated chick crumble, GROUND UP alfalfa-based rabbit pellets with Rooster Booster mineral pellets. Fruits and veggies in moderation (2-3 times a day). We choose not to use Ratite starter because it is formulated for ostriches, not emu. Vitamin B Complex/B12 (sublingual liquid human version with no xylitol added to water, just a few drops enough to tint water). You can offer shredded apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, diced carrots, and peas after 2 wks. Use heavy dishes or bowls they can't easily fall in, slip in, or knock over. They scoop to drink so most regular poultry waterers do not work well, they are too shallow. Heat lamp only on one side (no more than 90-91 degrees at the hottest point, then turn down to mid 80's after a couple of days) until feathered (around 3 months). Keep safe from predators including family pets and small children, they cannot defend themselves. Cushioned flat surface (not concrete). NON slick surfaces at all times! Slipped tendons can happen and are very hard to correct. They need enough room to exercise their legs as they grow. They poop a lot, it can be semi-solid to an all-out splat which is perfectly normal. Chicks need sunshine, consider using a UVB bulb in addition to the heat lamp if your brooder is not getting sunlight. Transition from chick crumbles to layer pellets between 3-6 months old. Continue rabbit pellets, Rooster Booster mineral pellets, fruits, and vegetables.