I gave my quail CPR!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Crest Acres Girl, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern California
    I went to go check up on the 3 day old quails today and saw one of them with its head dipped in the water dish not moving and I thought to myself OH NO IT DROWNED!!!!!! (its a very shallow water dish, no idea how in the world it was drowning in that)

    So I immediately picked it up and to my surprise it was still alive!!!! The poor little quail chick kept opening and closing its mouth and its eyes was half open, and the legs was straight and it was going limp... it looked like it was suffering. I panicked so I sucked on its little beak trying to get some water out...with the thought of culling it in my head. Then I did chest compressions and blew in its little beak, turned it upside down, stretched its neck and trembled my hands to stimulate shaking and when I turned it around to blow in its beak again... it stood up and ran off my hand LOL!! omg I cant believe I just did CPR on a little quail . Thank goodness, its okay now [​IMG]
  2. freshegg

    freshegg Songster

    May 15, 2008
    OMG Im glad he is ok, and he better be glad he had you not me I dont think I would of thought of cpr on a bird. good job [​IMG]
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] Thank goodness you was there. Good job. Lucky little Quail.
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing 11 Years

    Mar 10, 2007
    Good Job. What a good chicken mamma!! What animals lovers will do to save their "babies"! [​IMG]
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Good for you!

    I did it to a baby Silkie in my last batch, about 3 weeks ago!

    You got to do what you got to do!
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Yeah! Way to go......who would think!!! Congrats on a job well done.
  7. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern California
    It was kinda scary lol, for a moment I thought I crushed it's ribs..cuz it passed out halfway
  8. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Songster

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    LOL Im so sorry I had to laugh, I can imagine a giant mouth blowing into a little quail beak and doing chest compressions with a finger. [​IMG] [​IMG] but anyways, good job![​IMG]
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Lol! I cant believe you did that. How does quail taste?
  10. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern California
    not as gamey as I thought it would be, would have been better If i had some salt [​IMG] The little quail hair is irritating my throat, if you want to try though...pluck first!!!

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