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15, 3 week old quail, 4 dead already, starving! HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kevin D., Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Kevin D.

    Kevin D. Out Of The Brooder

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    I just saved 15 3 week old quail from a nutcase, they are all super underweight, some cant even stand up due to dehydration and starvation. They came in a styrofoam box, they were all chilled, living in there own waste, no food or water, 4 were already dead at the bottom of the box, and the rest are barely hanging in there.


    • They are now in the box, with new bedding ( wood shavings )
    • Feeding them crushed poultry starter
    • They have a heat lamp
    • there are now 9 of the 15 that are still alive

    I weighed one of them but they are like 0.1 grams, hard to believe, but true.
    They are all encrusted in there own poop, and very weak.

    What should I do? Please help me, help them!

    Will soon post pics of them!
     
  2. Kevin D.

    Kevin D. Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, have uploaded pictures, they are in my album on my profile. Thank you.
     
  3. dsfrango

    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1)Make sure the poultry starter is NON-medicated.
    2)Maybe try force feeding the water with a dropper if they are not able to hydrate themselves
    3)If you have vitamins give them that or those save-a-chick packs in the water
    4)And lastly if you have them dry and warm then HOPE FOR THE BEST!![​IMG]
     
  4. Kevin D.

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    Will do. Thank you!:)
     

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