Coturnix quail in pain?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magic21696, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. magic21696

    magic21696 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my female quail looks like she has an egg stuck in her butt and her butt is poised up looking like shes trying to get it out. Is there anything I can do to help?
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    How long has she been like that. She may be egg bound, if so put some warm water around her vent.
     
  3. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Take her into the bathroom and run the shower to get it hot and steamy in their. Leave her for a couple of hours and the egg may have passed. If this doesn't help and you can see the tip of the egg you can try breaking it and pulling it out bit by bit, but try the first method to start with.
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    DO NOT break it, it will hurt her even more.
     
  5. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    How is she doing? I have been lucky. I usually reach into the cage and move things around and they start running around, dropping eggs. I think it scares it right out of them.

    If that didn't work, I might try bringing her into an inside cage for the night. Puttig her butt in warm water (have fun holding her there) or using a warm wet cloth, or like Robo said use a dropper to swish some water down there. But then she has to stay in all night till totally dry.

    No, I woundn't break it either. I just don't have that much experience for that and never will.

    vaseline with a q-tip comes to mind.
     
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  6. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Breaking the egg and gently pulling it out is the method for chickens. You break a hole in the tip that is exposed and epty the egg's contents and then gently pull the egg out small peices at a time until it has been completly removed. It only works when the egg is exposed outside the vent. I had to do this with a serama hen last year.

    the steamy bathroom works like a charm. and then you don't have a wet quail to worry about.

    Don't use a q-tip and vasceline. It can cause the egg to get stuck even worse.
     
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  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:EXACTLY! QUAIL ARENT CHICKENS... SHE WILL LACERATE HER INSIDES AND BLEED TO DEATH... BEEN WAY MORE THAN 1 POSTING ON HERE THAT COVERS IT AND THEY ALL END UP BAD. I KNOW THE CHICKEN TRICK AND IT DOES WORK ON THEM... BUT ITS BAD MOJO HERE ON GAMEBIRDS! VASELINE IS BAD ANYWHERE--- PETROLIUM BASE... NOT GOOD. KY JELLY IS OK BUT USUALLY DOESNT HELP THE EGG PASS. THE STEAM TREATMENT IS GOOD, AS IS A LONG SOAK IN WAIST DEEP WARM( ABOUT 95-100 DEGREES) WATER
     
  8. magic21696

    magic21696 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well the good news is that it finally came out but now the vent area looks swollen and shes still limping and weak [​IMG]
     
  9. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Good. I hope it was a big egg.

    Weather is stressing them. I would give them some vitamin in their water. I use Enfamil's Poly Vi Sol (Walmat Pharmacy area) .5ml per quart of water. They need to drink to keep hydrated in this cold.
     

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