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Quail chick in trouble

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Hi everyone,

I've just visited my parents house who have a new batch of 10 day old quails. There are 9 of them. 8 are doing really well and 1 of them is struggling a bit. It has barely grown and is much smaller than the others. It also has one leg that is tucked up underneath it with the toes curled. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to help it, if I should leave it alone or if we should put it down if it is suffering. It hops around a bit and seems to be active. I read that you can splint the toes, is it too late? Should I separate it from the others? Thanks in advance for the advice.
post #2 of 5

Hello,

  Very sorry to hear about the little quail chick, I hope it makes it. I wish I could offer you advice but I have no experience with quail. I can however maybe point you to the Quail forum http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail and the Emergencies/ Illness/ Injury  thread at http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures and hope that someone in one of those threads can be of assistance.  

 

 

Doc

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. fl.gif Hope the chick pulls through. I also have no idea how to treat quail. X2, on doc637.
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I don't know about quail either BUT,  you can put "how to treat curled toes," in the searchbox and information should pop up.  I think treating a quail wouldn't be different than a chicken.  I do know the earlier treatment is started the more successful it is.   I hope 10 days isn't too late.

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