I have to use another device to post pictures so it takes a while... I wanted to know what would cause the circulation in the chicks' legs to stop? They don't have anything around their legs. But I'm at loss to figuring out what caused the swelling and purpleness.
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People use a bandaid as a brace for their legs. Would this help her to walk and stand? Or does it just shape the legs properly? Like this: spraddle4.jpg (320×240) Also, since bandaids stick really good, how would I take it off of the poor little thing? I just don't want to treat her for the wrong thing, like if the legs are broken or have no circulation I'm putting braces to help her stand. ???
this is really interesting, I am new to keeping quail and have had a few with "funny" legs, my neice has also been hatching quail, and she has had 2 with splayed legs. at a day old and when problem were discovered we tried the band aid trick (worked well with my hen chicks and a turkey chick) but with the quail they just seemed to end up upside down and stuck on their back, and unable to move. I persevered with mine but sadly she was bullied to death, my sister and neice took the band aid of theirs. two if their quail then ended up with one leg sticking straight out the side at a 90deg angle. both these had to be put to sleep as their bodies became twisted to accommodate the hip problem. would this have been related to the splayed legs do you think? not sure if it was the same 2 quail as had probs when smaller. with my yellow courtnix quail born last night her legs are not exactly splayed, but she seems to be having trouble waling and her legs are further apart than the rest of them, I have tried a slightly different meathod. I have used a bit of drinking straw with a loom band looped through it over each leg. hoping this will stop her from tangling her feet up like seemed to happen with the band aid. i'll see how I get on.
HELP!!! Urgent! Eggtopsies of the remaining eggs revealed a peeper in progress! The poor little one is alive, and there is a bit of blood... I've never hatched, so is there any chance of survival at all??? I will do everything to get this thing to live, including raising it until it can be with its siblings... and no I don't have the heart to toss it:-( please any suggestions?
Has the bleeding stopped? If not you could try applying pressure or put a little bit of cornstarch on it to clot the wound. Also how far out of the egg is he? Wait until all the blood vessels (and yolk) have been fully absorbed before helping him too much. Hope the little guy lives!
Guess I'm only supposed to have three chicks
High eighties over here. I believe the chicks were born four days ago(when she decided only to care for them). I managed to slip the eggs into her spot a few times but she kept kicking them around. The chick's beak was in the peep hole, but it didn't make a sound. It probably wasn't supposed to live anyways T-T