Dwarf bobwhite quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pigeons in ak, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. pigeons in ak

    pigeons in ak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coturnix is a day older than the bobwhite

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    The parents of the Bobwhite quail chick are bigger than the parents of the coturnix quail chick

    Is this normal or is it a dwarf?
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does that bob chick always have its eyes squinted like that?
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Wow...if there is only one day between these two birds, then that bob is a runt. He must REALLY be tiny! I would keep him in another brooder with a temp a few degrees higher than the others. These little guys can catch up over time, but they need more heat and care than the others. I would keep him about 5 degrees warmer than the other quail and lower it by 3 or 4 degrees each week for a couple weeks. I would also add some vitamins to his water or even probiotics to boost his immune system. He may start to sprout up in a few weeks.

    Good luck with this baby!
     
  4. pigeons in ak

    pigeons in ak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, it took me a while to catch it because he/she is very energetic
     
  5. pigeons in ak

    pigeons in ak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep him with his sidling witch is 6 days younger but the same size
     
  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like two crows suggested just give him as much head start as possible. Probiotics and vitamins are probably a really good idea. Good luck.
     

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