Help with ailing coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mt. Baker Quail, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a female coturnix who has lost a good number of her tail feathers, exposing the flesh on her hind end. The tail feathers that are left are dirty, covered with poop. She is laying currently -- we got an egg today. This came up just a couple of days ago. Can anyone help?[​IMG]
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    What Is The Feather Loss From? I Mean Has She Been Picked On, Or Are They Just Spontaneously Falling Out?

    1st Thing I Recommend Is Cleaning The Area And Coating With Blue Cote
     
  3. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if the feathers were picked or just started falling out. As soon as we noticed it, we isolated her from the other birds. Haven't heard of Blue Cote -- can you tell me what that is?
     

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