Baby spasmed and died at two days old

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kajhurley, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had chicks hatch sat and to day i was watching them and one looked like it had a spasm. Its neck was going back over its body and it was doing back flips. then layed down and died. Anyone have any idea what happened to my baby??
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I am sorry for your loss [​IMG]

    It could be dehydration, overdrinking, heatstroke, many factors...sometimes nothing which would be sudden chick death syndrome. It could have just been weak.
     
  3. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of them were very vigorous in the brooder. It just layed down and started to spasm.
     
  4. Shaun

    Shaun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have an answer, but I'm sorry such an awful thing happened.
     
  5. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah. it is my first quail hatch. don't know what to expect. hatched out chickens before, but no quail.
     

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