i believe my roos fought, and now ones missing his top beak

Discussion in 'Quail' started by J_J_max, Jul 10, 2019 at 5:40 PM.

  1. J_J_max

    J_J_max In the Brooder

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    i have 3 roos and 7 girls. i know that they probably fought over the girls. i used to have 9 girls but two ran off.

    anyway, one of the roos is missing its top beak. ive already separated him from the other quail. his wound seems to be blocking his mouth hole to get food/water/etc...

    how can i try to save this birbs life?
     

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    YOu may want to repost in the Emergencies, Injury, Disease & Cures forum, faster and more reponses for sure. Great that you have your location in your profile, help to see if anyone in your area maybe online.

    @TwoCrows @Texas Kiki @Wyorp Rock @Eggcessive @casportpony
    Thank you any for advice :bow
     
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  3. le_bwah

    le_bwah Crowing

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    People may say otherwise, but the kindest and most realistic thing to do for this animal is kill it. A mutilation that far up the beak will prevent it from eating and drinking on its own, at the very least. I know people have 3D printed or sculpted bird beaks before, but unless you have the resources, it's unkind to let it linger hoping for a quick fix. If this were my quail, I would cull as soon as possible. :(
     
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  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    The unpleasant task of raising animals :hit We have the option to try or not let them suffer :hugs
     
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  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Can you post a picture of him from the front?
    You mention that the injury is blocking his beak, is a broken piece hanging over the opening?
     
  6. J_J_max

    J_J_max In the Brooder

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    I unfortunately had to cull. It was probably better that way though.
     
  7. le_bwah

    le_bwah Crowing

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    Take heart—you ended any suffering they were in and did the responsible thing. Sorry it had to be done though, that's always tough. :hugs
     
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    Sorry for your loss :hugs
     
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    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    :hugs:hugs:hugs:hugs
     
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