Foot help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by calichicken, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    Hi!
    I have a baby quail hatched Sunday morning that has curled toes. I put some "sandals" on his feet....foam bottom with bandaids across his toes to keep them straight. He is definately getting around better with the support. How long do i keep them On? How often do i replace? Or do i not replace them at all until they are ready to come off? Any advice is truly appreciated! 20180429_191410.jpg
     
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  2. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    Giving this a bump ...i really want to make sure I do this right!
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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  5. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    Thank you so much @Eggcessive ! I figured they needed to be changed with growth, but not sure how often. Didn't want to Do too much or too little!
     
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  6. MatthewsHomestead

    MatthewsHomestead Free Ranging

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    @TwoCrows any thoughts on her plight? You are the expert on quail in my opinion.

    @calichicken check out TwoCrows articles on quail care. Could be some helpful insights!

    Best of luck!
     
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  7. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    Thanks! @TwoCrows is actually a friend and helped me quite a bit in learning to care for my birds!!:thumbsup
     
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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Awww...theres that baby. :hugs Dawn, I hope the little guy will be ok. Quail feet are just SO tiny. Definitely use vitamins on him. A couple drops of Poly Vi Sol (without the iron) orally each day can do wonders for curled toes. Use daily for a couple of weeks. Keep us posted Dawn!! :hugs
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Oh and also, a couple small servings of chopped warmed hard boiled eggs each day. Eggs contain all the building blocks of life, lots of B vitamins, E and other stuff which he needs. :)
     
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  10. calichicken

    calichicken Crowing

    Thank you!!! And he is ADORABLE!!! Can I use nutri drench for quail baby?
     
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