Help!! Baby Chinese quail

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mark.k, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Mark.k

    Mark.k Hatching

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    Hey guys was just looking for some advice asap.
    I have an avairy full of Diffrent finches canarys etc and quail

    One of my quail has been sitting for well over a month now so I decided the eggs must be duds and went to grab them out. They were cold etc.

    I cracked on to see what was going on.... now I have a baby quail which is still alive ... what do u do?
     
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  2. Mark.k

    Mark.k Hatching

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  3. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Chicken Tender

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    Set up a brooder with a heat lamp or even just a 60 watt bulb if in the house. and see if any others are hatching. Give it fine gamebird starter feed and water in a shallow waterer. One by itself is never happy. Good luck.
     
  4. Mark.k

    Mark.k Hatching

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    Ok thank you for your reply
    I don't think it's going to live are they meant to be standing up or anything also it had some kind of yolksac attached?
     
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  5. CapricornFarm

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    Ooh, looks like maybe not done incubating. Do you have an incubator? @Teila , any advice?
     
  6. Mark.k

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    No sorry I don't. I typically just have the birds in the avairy.
     
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  7. CapricornFarm

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    Yeah, it is a preemie for sure. 20180321_185138.jpg
    These are young baby quail. Are yours Coturnix or buttons?
     
  8. CapricornFarm

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    About the only option is to put it down, i don't think it will survive. Sorry.
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    Hey Cap did you get @JaeG and I mixed up? :)

    I have tagged Jae who will hopefully be able to help.

    Best wishes to you and your little one Mark and welcome to BYC! :welcome
     
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    Duplicate post of above.
     

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