Hello.. Need help with button quails

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stephandjay2487, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. stephandjay2487

    stephandjay2487 In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2015
    Hi my name is Stephanie i live in buffalo ny. I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right spot but I seriously need help with my button quails..
    1st I have 3 blue and red Chinese painted button quails well the males are blue and red the female is brown with red. They are 3 months old and have started mating about 3 weeks ago.
    The 1st problem is my females legs are messed up. She wasnt born like it I think her legs got messed up when she flew out of my hands and hit the floor feet first during a cage cleaning in November. It's like splayed legs but she crosses them when she walks. Sometimes they go outward but not often. I don't kno if I should splint them or if its too late.
    2nd problem my big male started mating with her a while ago but no eggs at all yet. I don't kno if she will lay or not because her legs are injured.
    3rd problem is the males keep trying to hump each other lol. I have no clue if its normal.

    Im sorry if this is the wrong section if it is please point me to the right section.. Thank you
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens- I am sorry I don't know anything about quail. However, if you go to the "Other Back Yard Poultry" forum you will find threads from quail people who should be able to answer your questions. I would guess it's late to fix her feet now. As to the boys, if they are like roosters, they need more girls to spread their love. Otherwise they will overbreed your one hen to the point of damage and possible death. With her bad legs, she can't get away from them.
  3. stephandjay2487

    stephandjay2487 In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2015
    Thank u very much I appreciate the advice. Yea I know that with quail it's supposed to be a 2-1 ratio but 2 females 1 male and the lady I bought them from said they were 2 female 1 male. I'm going to have to take one male out or get another female.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your quail. I hope you can get your female back to full health soon. As drumstick diva said definatly post in the quail section for more help https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Wishing you the very best of luck :frow
  5. TXRooster

    TXRooster In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2014
    San Antonio, TX
    I had a coturnix quail escape and run into the mouth of my chocolate lab, I ordered her to drop it and she did but still managed to injure the leg pretty bad. It tried to limp and move around but it was to small to get anywhere, not even able to eat or drink. It suffered too much, I convinced myself the only option was to dispatch it. So I did. Hope your situation gets better!
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but they sure are cute, little birds. Definitely post on our quail link that Yorkshire coop left with you, and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail.
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about quail. I hope you can find the information you need in the Quail section!

    Good luck with them!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Unfortunately, I don't know much about quail. However, I wish you luck with your quail!
  10. stephandjay2487

    stephandjay2487 In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2015
    Thank you.
    I'm sorry u all have to be bothered with this being up still but I don't know how to delete this thread. Lol

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