How did my Quail die??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by oDuskDawno, May 13, 2019.

  1. oDuskDawno

    oDuskDawno In the Brooder

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    My quail Dusk died randomly, she was fine 5 minutes before, but then she started to open her mouth wide, I touched her head and it was loose and limp, then I picked her up and her whole body went limp. She started going crazy I ran to the room her cage is in and set her down she was still going crazy I picked her up her mouth still being opened wide and then she jumped out of my arms and tryed to go under her cage. Then I picked her up and she died a few minutes later. I just want some advice.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    What state are you in?
     
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  3. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    How old was she?
    Do you have any other quail?
    What do you feed?
    What does "going crazy" mean? Like a seizure?
     
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  4. oDuskDawno

    oDuskDawno In the Brooder

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    She was about and year and a half, I know that's the adverage life span for a quail but it was so sudden.
    We feed her a seed mix for chickens
    No we don't but we were going to get a couple more.
    yes kind of she was a little calm in our hands but she was going crazy on her side not standing up so much
     
  5. oDuskDawno

    oDuskDawno In the Brooder

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    Sorry to be rude but , why does this matter? its not cold if that's what it is?
     
  6. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    A seed mix for chickens is not adequate for a quail. Too little protein, vitamins and minerals and you also need to remember to feed grit when feeding seeds. Was she eating before she started acting strange? In that case, I suppose she could have gotten a seed in her airways, though I've never heard of that.. Were you with her all the time from 'acting normal' to 'open mouth' or could she have boinked? Were there other birds in the room at the time?

    By the way - quail can easily live 3+ years, people just usually cull them at 1½ years because their egg production starts to drop around that time.
     
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  7. el dorado quail

    el dorado quail Songster

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    I think ChickenCanoe was asking about your location because some states are having deadly outbreaks of avian diseases
     
  8. chkva

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    There are outbreaks of chicken illnesses in some states...
     
  9. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    Newcastle disease: https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poul...virus-infections/newcastle-disease-in-poultry

    Several states are under lockdown due to an outbreak, it is very deadly to avian livestock, but quail are especially susceptible because they're more fragile in general than chickens typically are.
     
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  10. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    That may have been the cumulation of a major vitamin deficiency. Quail need gamebird feed specifically designed for them, they can't eat chicken food long-term.
     

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