Hunch back quail?

rellikmalinois

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jun 18, 2013
78
0
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New Hampshire
One of my quails has a hunched back, possible growth. Anyone seen this before?

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VickieB57

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 14, 2013
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5
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I just spoke with Robbie at James Marie Farms and he brought up this very thing. He said that a quail could break its back, or pull it and it would make it look like it had a hunchback, or like an emu. He said they would be in extreme pain and if I remember correctly said that they should be dispatched it that happened.
 

kiwicampbell

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jan 31, 2012
13
2
24
We had a quail that had a hunchback from the time it came out of the egg. It was my first hatch and I figured it would just die and it did not. She grew up and laid lovely big eggs and was healthy and happy...just had a huge hunchback and head looked out sideways. My children named her "Quailimodo" and she was over a year old when she was lost to a raccoon attack.
So maybe it is a problem if it was normal and is now like that but our one was always that way.
 

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