help bobwhites dying

Discussion in 'Quail' started by isaacearlg, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. isaacearlg

    isaacearlg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its been a few days and one by one my bobwhites have been dying theyll walk around like there gasping for breath and go through convulsions and give 2 cries and die thery are 12 to 14 weeks old
     
  2. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to tell us how they are housed and what they are eating. Also have you cleaned your water supply? If they are housed on the ground how often is the cage cleaned? How long have you had them?
     
  3. isaacearlg

    isaacearlg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are housed in wire cage and eat gamebird starter and get clean water 2 time everyday and have had them 12 weeks since they hatched from my bator
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its Some Sort Of Illness. Are They The Only Birds That Have Ever Been In That Cage? Are They All The Same Age? From The Same Hatch? Do You Have Any Other Birds Whatsoever On The Property?

    Personally I'd Start Them On Antibiotics Right Away And Keep Trying To Look For The Contagen
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry Almost Forgot There Mr Houston--- Any Way They Could Be Getting Too Hot? I Have Lost Birds From Overheating Here In Florida And Still Do From Time To Time...
     
  6. isaacearlg

    isaacearlg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at night when its 90 degrees
     
  7. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am south of you and been dealing with this heat also. I have lost a few chickens and some quail here and there from this heat. I would agree you need to start some antibiotics. May have to do some research as to what to use. I have been fortune that I have never had to medicate my quail.
     

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