I have ran into a problem with a quail chick that hatched 2 days ago. Okay, It was alright when hatching, and the first day. On the night of his first day, he/she must have slept in a bad position. IN the morning (before coffee or tea) I cheched them. And the one was walking strangely. I t on its belly, legs fully spread out to the sides and having to walk that way. It walks in circles till it gets to the waterer and feeder. Its horrible to see.
This is what I though of that I can do. Cull it. Break its legs and put them in the right position. Let it go for a few days (as my dad suggested) and see if it heals. The only problem with Breaking, is the bones are to small and could do more damage than good, and that doesn't even mean that it will help. Letting it go, It means that it work harder for its food, which means instead of growing like a rocket like its cage mates, it will stay at the size and grow slowly, and Might walk like that for the rest of its life.
I was wondering if anybody else ran into this problem with their chicks. And what did you do about it?
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