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Growth Retardation?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Songster

    Jun 21, 2011
    What would keep a Button Quail chick from growing? She'll be a week old on Saterday and she still looks like a 2 day old!! I have 3 almost 2 week olds that last week, were huge compaired to her! She came from a ridiculously small egg and was smaller then the 3 two week olds... she hasnt gotten any of her wing pin feathers in like the 2 week olds did and she hasnt gained in size like them either! I thought It was all in my mind until my husband said something about it to me a few minutes ago... any advice would be helpful!

    She is on Dumor Chick Starter feed non-medicated by the way!!


  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Runts do occur and they survive over time or do not. I usually sell them as pets if they survive. I can't have them in my stock.
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Songster

    Jun 21, 2011
    Quote:She seems to be doing very well and zips around the tank... So if she does make it past a certian point, you would advise she stays as a pet only?

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