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Coturnix Quail with lump on beak, crest and weird eyes

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I have 3 Coturnix Quail. They were bought point of lay last year so are about a year old. last year I got 3 eggs a day but this year only 1 so I guess only 1 is laying ATM.

 

One of them developed a lump on it's beak about a month ago which looked bloody so I put down to being an injury. I began to heal up but it's eyes have gone weird too, the bottom lids are larger and slightly closed so it has a permanent scowl. The feathers on the top of her head are also permanently raised so looks like she has a comb or crest.

Any ideas? I was thinking it was some kind of infection or disease but she seems happy enough so I was wondering if it was a maturity thing.

I'll try and take a photo tonight and upload it.

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A Photo would be great, and I haven't been a quail person for very long at all but I am pretty sure coturnix aren't supposed to develop a crest for maturity? XD

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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One of my hens also has a thing on her beak, i monitor it closely. Its not growing or anything
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