Coturnix Quail with lump on beak, crest and weird eyes

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Horaland, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Horaland

    Horaland New Egg

    Jan 12, 2015
    I have 3 Coturnix Quail. They were bought point of lay last year so are about a year old. last year I got 3 eggs a day but this year only 1 so I guess only 1 is laying ATM.

    One of them developed a lump on it's beak about a month ago which looked bloody so I put down to being an injury. I began to heal up but it's eyes have gone weird too, the bottom lids are larger and slightly closed so it has a permanent scowl. The feathers on the top of her head are also permanently raised so looks like she has a comb or crest.
    Any ideas? I was thinking it was some kind of infection or disease but she seems happy enough so I was wondering if it was a maturity thing.
    I'll try and take a photo tonight and upload it.
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    A Photo would be great, and I haven't been a quail person for very long at all but I am pretty sure coturnix aren't supposed to develop a crest for maturity? XD
  3. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2016
    Mississauga, Ontario
    One of my hens also has a thing on her beak, i monitor it closely. Its not growing or anything

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