Bobwhite trouble?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Shawna89, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Songster

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    So I started out with 9 bobwhite chicks. Now I only have 3 left. Is there something I'm doing wrong? They're about 3-4 weeks old
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Usually when you lose a bunch of chicks all at one time something is wrong. With bobs it's usually coccidosis or enteritis.

    What kind of symptoms are they displaying before death?

    What does their feces look like?

    What temperature is your brooder?

    How often are you cleaning it out? Cocci and enteritis come from bacteria that incubates in feces or soil so be sure to keep it very clean.

    What is on the floor of your brooder? Towel? Shavings?

    Please answer as many of the questions as you can.
     
  3. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Songster

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    They aren't displaying anything really, just normal chicks. One did have blood on it's face before it died.
    My brooder has a wooden bottom with thick shavings. I also add a vitamin/probiotic mix in their water. I clean it out about once a week.
    As dr as poop I think it looks normal? This is my first time with bobwhite babie!
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Are you using a white light(if so you should switch to red it keeps aggression down)? They might be killing each other. They get aggressive and become cannibalistic very easily.
     
  5. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Songster

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    They don't look pecked on or anything. I am now down to 3 out of 9!
     
  6. azer

    azer Songster

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    What are u feeding them???
     
  7. peanut1981

    peanut1981 In the Brooder

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    Are they feathered out? If so are they still under a brooder light?
     
  8. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Songster

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    They're feathered out and I took them from the lamp. They're in with 12 coturnix quail. The 3 are doing good so far. They get 24% gamebird starter
     

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