Common quails - bloody and protruding anus

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  1. sandy321

    sandy321 New Egg

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    Hello.

    I am new to raising quails, but I have these baby quails for a few weeks now.
    They are eating the starter feed and have clean water.
    They were all fine until this 3rd week when they have just started to get feathers at the tip of their wings.

    Recently, some are getting a bloody anus. It isn't bad until one of the other quails keeps pecking at it. The anus protrudes and is really red. Their poop is just a brown splat (or thicker, almost a pellet but more watery).

    They hardly eat and drink, so I hand feed them, but even then, they don't eat or drink. They just stand there with their eyes closed and wake up to walk around every few minutes, but they never touch their food. After a 3-5 days, they die.

    I have read some threads here and there. Some have suggested to put the ones with a bloody anus in a warm bath for a few minutes. They have also suggested to separate those with the normal ones. My quails still die after some days.

    I don't know what to do and how to prevent it from happening.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope the quail folks can help you out. I'm thinking some illness is going through them that makes eating uncomfortable for them - maybe like people feeling nauseated.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    I would use the helpful link CTKen provided you.
     
  5. sandy321

    sandy321 New Egg

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    Thank you.
    I've posted in that forum, but haven't had a response yet. :(
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Sorry, I wish I could help you but I don't know a thing about quail except that they are birds......
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under sandy321 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope the folks on the Quail Forum were able to assist.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.
     
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