- Oct 8, 2018
Two days ago, my adult female coturnix quail stopped being able to walk. She just keeps falling over onto her side and kicking her legs in circles on the ground. I’m not sure what’s going on- what can cause this? She hasn’t laid an egg in two or three days. I thought maybe she was egg bound (laid her last egg the day before she stopped walking) as she was pumping her vent a lot so I gave her a warm bath. She’s shaking/vibrating a lot- it may be relevant or a fear thing because I’m holding her so much, same with the vent pumping. Her poop isn’t fully liquid, with a solid part, a urate, and a yellow liquid around it. I was convinced that was egg yolk the other day but I’m not sure about anything. Her wings are working fine. She’s eating and I think she’s drinking. Her feathers are sparse but her mate just molted so maybe it’s her turn? Or maybe that’s part of it, I have no idea. I put her in an area with solid ground (no mesh/wire) and gave her mealworms for protein, mineral grit for calcium, regular food, and rooster booster in her water. What can cause this? Please help?