JAPANESE quail can't walk

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quail213, May 27, 2017.

  1. Quail213

    Quail213 Just Hatched

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    My quails were born on 5/25/17 and one of the quails has this habit to kick its legs to the side while being flat on the ground for som reason it can't walk and it's hips seem to go one way and the toes seem curled.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Can you make some "shoes" for the toes?
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like it has splayed legs. You will need to hobble it's legs close together in a normal position, far enough apart that they can still walk (it will take a little getting used to for the chick). Usually it resolves itself in 24 hours. Look up how to treat splayed legs. There are lots of suggestions online as to what to use and how to do it. Curled toes usually resolve themselves. I'd fix the splayed legs first.
     
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  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed and it needs to be done ASAP. I've had a couple of hatchlings do this and with a friend and the right materials it's simple to make a splayed leg brace and they usually only have to wear it for 1-3 days and then are perfectly normal.

    Also what flooring are you using? If using newspaper or other slippery flooring change to something with more friction like paper towels, this will help. Good luck!!
     

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