2day old chick having problems opening and closing.mouth rapidly

Discussion in 'Quail' started by nadrojsack, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi just checked my chicks and found one layed out from under the electric hen. opening and closing mouth and one eye shut. help
     
  2. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    trying a bit of sugar water and keeping warm. any suggestions?
     
  3. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sugar water should help. Check brooder temperature. Let us know how it goes. [​IMG]
     
  4. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    going to put in incubator. its clicking when opening mouth.
     
  5. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked up in the incubator, stopped opening and closing, but passed during night, can only assume dehydration
     
  6. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got another chick like this. Throws head back, sticky gasping sound, cant stand and weak.
     
  7. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what type of quail? what are your temperatures in brooder? have you seen them eat and drink? Any chickens around or used the same incubator or brooder? sorry more questions that answers for now. but with this info we have a better idea of what's going on. good luck.
     
  8. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Japanese quail, im using an electric hen specifically a brinsea eco50, ove seen them eat and drink, i do have chickens but im quite careful to wash hands etc. They havent ever use the same equipment. Every hatch i find i loose a handful to this mystery. A previously healthy chick will just turn up dead, or ill find it doing the above. It would be nice to work out why this happens. I just lost the quail i was trying to help, it was a texas a&m white quail. Its a shame. Thankyou for your help
     
  9. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As hard as it is to figure out it could be as simple as poor genetics. Mom or dad might have some gene that is bad. I know most people who hatch loose a few each hatch so I wouldn't be too over concerned it sounds like its pretty normal. Now if you loose the whole flock then its something really bad. If you are sure the temps are okay and they have proper food and water that's about all you can do. Good luck.
     

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