We have an injured female quail. She was bleeding from her ear and generally beaten up. We cleaned her up and popped her in a cat carrier inside for a few days to keep an eye on and she seemed to be doing great, but kept clawing around the injured area (I figured it was uncomfortable as it healed). The eye was a little crusted over, but otherwise she seemed to be healing fine.
Popped her outside a few days ago and I had to go away for a couple of days (OH was still here to cover feeding and watering), but went to clean her out today and she has a swelling covering her eye - I'm actually wondering if it is her eye and she's scratched it out and it's become infected :(
She is eating and drinking fine. We popped her in a run whilst cleaning her out and aside from dipping her head to the side occasionally - obviously due to the discomfort of the swelling, she's moving around fine and seems interested in her surroundings, etc.
Apparently the nearest vet that will deal with poultry is about 40 mins away, I can't drive and OH is on very odd shifts. Any advice as to where to go from here with her? Is it something she is likely to be able to get through? Do you think it will go on to heal?