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post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

one of our quails has an injury on her foot that we have just discovered ( we think the person who w2e bought it from was dodgy) we are really worried about her as she is bleeding and it looks quite se3rious should we take her to a vet? or what do we do? I am really quaite worried about her .




Any advice please!!!!!!!!!!




Thanks
post #12 of 19

Well.. It's hard to say from your description. Try posting a pic of the injury. And separate her from the others and keep her calm and warm.

post #13 of 19
I wouldnt take a quail to the vet ever. They are too small to work on for non avian specialists and too expensive for avian specialists to actually look at it.

The good news is theyre extremely hardy. If its still bleeding dip it in constarch to stop the bleeding. Flour will work as a substitute. Ive seen them lose a whole leg and continue about their life so at this point if it can get to food and water let it be. If you use antibiotic ointment make sure it doesnt say 'with painkiller' or anything similar.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by DK newbie View Post
 

Well.. It's hard to say from your description. Try posting a pic of the injury. And separate her from the others and keep her calm and warm.

hi,

i will post a picture today. I have started another thread on this with more detail of her injurires

post #15 of 19
I am new to this as well but I have read and seen a lot of set ups where they are in a "community" with multiple males together? Females out numbering the males of course. For example 2-3 males and 9-12 females. This is also how I have mine set up with no fighting that I have seen. Did I just get lucky?
post #16 of 19
Give it time. Sometimes things well for as long as a year.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by cocatoolover101 View Post
 

Yeah he has got them all too him self,  So does the other one. Both males have started mating in different avairies. I read somewhere that if on there poo there is foam that means he is "in season" is that true?

 

 

 

 

Thanks

I've not ever known a coturnix roo not to be "in season".  They always seem to have foam, even when they are molting and the hens are barely laying.

 

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Originally Posted by Sunfarms View Post

I am new to this as well but I have read and seen a lot of set ups where they are in a "community" with multiple males together? Females out numbering the males of course. For example 2-3 males and 9-12 females. This is also how I have mine set up with no fighting that I have seen. Did I just get lucky?

Don is right, give it time.  Often it's the hens that are the culprits, harassing and picking on a male that is subordinate.  You are better off separating out the extra roo and either eating him or getting him some hens.

post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone,

It had a broken foot, that had got caught in a wire bottom cage, with the previous owner and he didint do anything about it and kept in in bad conditions.




We have fixed the problem but thanks for all you replys



Thanks.
post #19 of 19

 some of my texas a#m,s and some chuckars I raised from chicks,the white quail I hatched out.

 


Edited by kyzerc - 11/21/15 at 6:24pm
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