Chicken supplements safe for quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kaylee94, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. kaylee94

    kaylee94 New Egg

    Nov 22, 2012
    Hello all, new quail owner have only had them a few months. I have a bunch and 2 breeds. First question I am curious as to what chicken/duck supplements are okay for quail. I have a life-lytes by manna pro and a rooster booster also by them that id like to use to help out my wounded quail. Any other supplements for quail or that are okay for quail please put a link for!

    Second question is I am trying to find out why I have the wounded quail. Coturnix quail is a female not too old that has been living and I bought with 2 others. She has always been the boss. They are living in a rabbit cage that is 6 square feet. 4 feet long and roughly 2 feet wide. they have been fine for at least a month and i went out tonight to find this female with a very bloody and matted head also an injured eye. I have isolated her in the house by herself with food and water and all she is doing is going to a corner and sleeping.
  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    If it's fit for chickens/ducks and not medicated and doesn't exceed 10% of their diet I don't think there would be a problem.

    As for the hurt female, it could have been from a fight (maybe over limited water/food?) but might have been a self inflicted bump on the head wound that looked tempting to the other quail so they've been harassing/pecking at her for a time which may explain the eye?

    Keep her warm and seperated until she heals up and watch for infection in that hurt eye :eek:

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