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Do I have a Quail poop problem?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sunrise eggs, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Sunrise eggs

    Sunrise eggs Hatching

    Jul 30, 2016

    Ok, I have been doing reading about poop.

    I have 9 different kinds of Quail all NPIP monitored.

    But I have some baby Quails that have loose poop some even look like water with a brown spot in the middle. I have wormed them with Wazine 17. Now I have them on Corid.
    I'm kinda lost at this point. They are eating and drinking, but they sit around puffed up and they don't feel that fat. I have lost a few Gamble Quail babies they stopped eating and drinking lost weight and died. So could it be something I'm missing?

    As of right now I have all my chicks outside with a heat lamp at night on one end on the cage. I clean there feeder, water, and cage daily. I have them on Parina wild game bird Chow (starter). They get cucumber a few times a week but I don't over do it.

    I have a few young adult quail with brown water poop as well.

    I'm new to backyard chickens. I have just started raining Quail this past spring.
    I must say I love the little birds.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  2. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chirping

    Mar 2, 2014
    I wouldn't feed the chicks anything but game bird for the first 4 weeks 28% or better also I would leave the heat lamp on 24/7 if they are puff up they may just be cold it needs to be around 90 to 95 in the brooder under the light.
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  3. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Chirping

    Aug 10, 2016
    Your light setup and food sounds like it should be fine, but since you mentioned cage, maybe the need to be in a box or container so that there is less draft through the brooding cage.

    They shouldn't really feel fat yet, I don't think, but sitting around puffed up implies cold, and if they're cold often, maybe they are susceptible to other nutrition and illnesses also as they may not eat and drink right.

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