I think my button quail is dying

Smelly

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I picked up my 5 month old quail earlier and afterward she started panting/gasping for air, since then she's just been sitting, breathing heavily and she seems like she's asleep but she will open her eyes if there's any noise, I noticed a few days ago she would nap during the day but I didn't think much of it, she drank earlier today, I had noticed her being weird and gave her some nutridrench mixed with water and she drank about a Gatorade cap of it, she also has access to fresh water, and I haven't noticed her eating anything, what should I do? should I put her in the incubator? is there anything I can do for her? she lives alone after her mate died, we don't know what happened, but that was about a month or two ago, I can't lose two quail in two days..
 

Smelly

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You've already given her some nutridrench, so that's good. Will she take moistened feed from a dropper?
I don't have any droppers, but I can moisten some food for her, I have her in the incubator with some food and water already and she can still get up and move around, she's currently sleeping in the corner though
 

Smelly

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She'll get up and start panting really heavily, and then plop back down, she keeps doing this
 

Nabiki

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How did her mate die? It's possible that he had something that he gave to her. If you still have him, you might think about sending him in to a state lab for a necropsy.

I hope your hen gets better. :fl
 

Smelly

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How did her mate die? It's possible that he had something that he gave to her. If you still have him, you might think about sending him in to a state lab for a necropsy.

I hope your hen gets better. :fl

we have no idea how her mate died, her mate" was also a hen so I'm not sure if that's the right word, but when her mate died, she had what seemed like a sort of blood goo around her vent, and this was a couple months ago so I'm not sure if she had something that would have spread to her, we no longer have her mate since she was buried, but if we lose this hen, I'll definitely look into it.
 

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