baby quail not walking upright

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bkvail, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. bkvail

    bkvail Songster

    I have one of my 40-something baby quail hatched on Saturday that is not walking upright - it's pushing itself around on it's chest? It's feet/legs look normal, just obviously not strong enough to hold it up - anybody else ever have this happen?

    I lost one of my baby Tuxedo's last night ::sniff::

  2. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    This happened to a jersey I hatched recently. I decided to cull it, which I really hated to do since it looked like a hen and was nice quality otherwise.
  3. cloudswinger

    cloudswinger In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2008
    I had one that couldn't walk, would just fall over. It had gotten wedged under an egg carton just after hatching, and its legs were stretched out. I held it upright on its feet for about 15 minutes, and it got used to that and was able to develop correctly and walk.
  4. Fungus

    Fungus In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2009
    do a search on here..."splay leg" I think it was can usea tiny piece of a bandaid to keep it's legs together...mine was healed in a few days and is now walking perfectly.....

    the posting on here has nice pics to show you how to do it and it was pretty easy to the little guy if you can.....

  5. bkvail

    bkvail Songster

    It's definitely NOT splay leg (I have been raising rabbits for 14 years and have seen it before in them and this is definitely not that). Just weak legs. Today I went to see how it was doing and I can see one that it might be that is walking a little wobblier, but not one is pushing itself around on it's chest anymore, so I guess it's legs got stronger [​IMG]
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Glad to hear they are doing better!

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