button quail disaster!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Syharrison, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Syharrison

    Syharrison Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 7, 2011
    I went to work this morning and came home to find my brooder light off, my 5 day old button quail had been in this state for i assume 6 hours, i opened the lid fearfully to find 4 huddled in a corner and 5 appeared lifeless, in a state of torpor, a temporary hibernation that birds and certain mammals can enter, i tried to fix the light but the birds where becoming weaker so i swiftly moved them all into my incubator, after 5 minutes all appeared dead, after an hour i returned to find them all standing. after 2 hours walking around and squeeky, except one who remained lifeless they are all in their brooder now fine, however i need to ask the question, could their be any future hypothermic problems? thank you.
  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    I don't know but Wow! That's amazing....glad they seem ok [​IMG]

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