How do I clean my button (chinese) quail's feet from poop?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PxelJ, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. PxelJ

    PxelJ Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2014
    I herd that if you dont keep your button quails feet clean from poop the poo will dry cut off the circulation to their toes and then their toes will drop off.
    So i wanted to know how i would clean them?
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You need to use bedding in your pen or cage. Pine shavings work well for Button Quail. Clean the pen often and they won't get poop balls stuck to their feet.

    However if they do, you can soak the feet in warm water for a bit to soften the hard balls. If they get stuck bad enough, you may need to break the balls apart. Do not rip them off the feet as you can harm the feet, ripping skin.

    Keep the area as clean as possible and you won't have this issue.
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I know nothing about quail but Two Crows does and she gave you good advice. :)
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]

    Good question and a problem I ran into myself years ago and TwoCrows gave you the best answer available [​IMG]

    Enjoy your poultry [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    TwoCrows is our go- to person for quail, chickens and just about everything else. She really knows her stuff.
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    Jul 24, 2013
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