Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    We have had a disaster of a week with the quail.

    On day 4 they started dying. 5-15 per day. I initially though they were drowning in the water as some were wet. This cost me valuable time with r=trying to treat them.

    We then treated with Corid.

    Then we added Di-Methox.

    No resolution. Chicks just keep dying. The go from jumpy little quails to dead with no warning and few symptoms.

    I am now working on a diagnosis of ulcerative enteritis - an infectious diseas cause by clostridium colinum. It seems to be the only thing that makes sense. I switched to oxytetracycline. We dont have bacitracin so the second choice antibiotic will have to suffice.

    We dont have a lot of quail left.

    I will know tonight if we have turned the corner.
  2. Tara Black

    Tara Black Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2013
    Dover DE

    Fingers crossed for you Oz!
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    the night was good to us. no deaths. maybe we got the diagnosis right finally.
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  4. LuvinBlueBirds

    LuvinBlueBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2013
    SE Idaho
    Yeah! Get well soon little ones!
  5. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to hear mate.

    Hope the team have it cracked and you can work on getting those numbers up. At the very least, you have the incubation sorted.
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Thanks friends

    Its the first night in a week that we have not had deaths so it does look a whole lot better.

    It's hard to make a diagnosis from 7500 miles away. In hindsight I should have known. Its common name is quail disease!

    I have certainly done a lot of reading this week.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013
  7. Jucknath

    Jucknath Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2012
    Hang in there. You are doing well.
  8. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

    Hoping for the Best outcome for your Quail!

  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
  10. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2012
    Claypool, Arizona
    oh sooo sorry to hear about this! Things were going so well. I hope they have turned the corner also.

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