Is this normal for a chick?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Redneck85, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Redneck85

    Redneck85 In the Brooder

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    I have a 4 day old coturnix quail chick that is doing this weird thing. He taps his feet like he’s off balance and with his wings drooping. His tail wiggles a bit but I don’t know.
     

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  2. Pigpye

    Pigpye Chirping

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    Is ne able to get away from heat lamp on event his too hot droopy wings is never a good thing
     
  3. Redneck85

    Redneck85 In the Brooder

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    He’s able to get away from the heat lamp
     
  4. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Is he doing this when he poops?
     
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  5. Redneck85

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    He is not
     
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  6. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Do you have a thermometer in your brooder?
    What is the temperature?

    Also have you hammered or crushed up the feed real well?
     
  7. Redneck85

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    The feed is crushed and the thermometer is reading about 80F
     
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  8. Redneck85

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    They don’t seem to be too cold or too hot; they’re lively, hes lively as well just his behavior is concerning.
     
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  9. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Can you take a short video of this behavior and upload it to YouTube?
     
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  10. Redneck85

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