Had a Corturnix Quail die any sugguestions?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickenfried, May 21, 2010.

  1. chickenfried

    chickenfried Out Of The Brooder

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    Had one quail that was a runt didn't think alot about it but then I noticed he walked around looking like he was struting but actually his wings were always spread down at his sides. Well today he died and I notice that I have other ones that are walking around with there wings this way.

    Is this something to be concerned about?

    They also have plenty of feed and water but I now notice they are eating there own poop now, is there something I can give them to stop this or will they out grow it?

    Thanks for any help.
    God Bless
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    The Strutting Is Normal For Many Baby Coturnix Quail And Other Gamebirds.... It Has To Do With Young Under-developed Muscles Now Suddenly Noticing The Weight Of New Appliances Called Feathers. Should Only Last For A Short Time Before The Muscles Acclimate And Strengthen.
     
  3. chickenfried

    chickenfried Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I was hoping it was something that they just go through and that makes a lot of sence now that they are getting there feathers and there wings filled out first. I'm glad for this site it's really nice to have a place to go and get help and read others questions and learn I have not seen anything like this before thanks again, and God Bless
     

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