EMERGENCY Quail's head stepped on!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vicky1212123, May 4, 2017.

  1. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail snowdrake was in a wagon when it fell over and all the birds jumped out. I managed to grab them all, but snowdrake got under my foot and her head got stepped on. I realized mid step and took my foot back, but she still seems hurt. I weigh 115-120 pounds. Her beak has a crack and there was blood in her mouth. When i cleaned the blood out, none came back. One of her eyes is half open and the other is normal. Sjhe is panting a tiny bit. She is standing normally. When I touched the top and sides of her head, she doesn't really flinch, though she does if i touch her beak. I have her in front of my heater and I'm watching her. Please give me advice!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh No!

    I'm sorry I don't know anything about quail. You may want to post in the quail forums as well.

    My thoughts would be to keep her in a relatively warm and quiet place. I would assume the panting is from shock and/or injury. Make water available.

    Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in soon.
     
  3. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. it seems like the half open eye has sort of been pushed into her head. She doesn't seem too bad but I'm still scared. Thank ;(
     
  4. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Any updates? What kind of quail
     
  5. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coturnix, and she died. Not very surprised. I'm just glad she wasn't in pain very long :)
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     

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