Button Quail Chick with Spraddle Leg, do I have to Cull?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kelseygirl707, May 18, 2009.

  1. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Hello guys,
    I had my first set of Button Quail babies hatch yesterday. One of my babies seems to have spraddle leg, he seems to be able to pull his legs in to walk, Kinda, it's a very floppy walk. Should I cull it, or?????

    Also I have a baby that I may have hurt, it jumped out of the incubator, and in trying to catch it I may have come down a little hard on it, I was sobbing this morning. This chick I also had to help out if the shell, it had been completely zipped for a couple of hours, but couldn't get the shell appart, and the membrane was beginning to dry, so i pulled the top part of the shell off, and left it in the bottom. It managed to get out of the bottom, except for it's feet seemed to be stuck to the shell, and I think that may have messed up his legs, it has seemed weak all morning, I gave it some surgar water, and now it at least opens its eyes, and will get little bursts of energy, but still for the most part it seems we may have to cull it. [​IMG]

    Here is the spraddle leg baby, should I have hubby cull?
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  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I would tape its legs together ASAP
    You treat it the same way you would a chicken
     
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    ok, but how do i get the tape off later without hurting it?
     
  5. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I would cut it, then you only have part of it left around the leg...or use a bandaid.. that seems to come off better sometimes.
     
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I use bandaids cut down and have had no problems with getting them off I change daily I have only done bird never buttons so if it works on a baby finch I would say it works on a button
     
  7. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Everytime it get the band aid on, the chick gets it's leg out a second after I put it down. I may need to go buy better band aids, the fabric kind, I have the glossy kind here.
     
  8. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Sounds like it you need to do it right away the faster splinted the better the out come
     
  9. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I just got back from walgreens, I got the fabric kind, and have splinted it, I hope it works, the poor little guy is so pathetic, I feel bad, he's just laying there with his feet all tied up. I have him and the other little one who has been weak in a hospital brooder, with sugar water and food available, I have gotten them both to take some sugar water, and both have pooped, so YAY!
     
  10. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Poor little thing..... [​IMG]

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