Limp legged quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by abot87, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. abot87

    abot87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone!

    I need to pick your brain again [​IMG]

    4 days ago a Coturnix Japonica hatched but he just flopped to his side and couldn't do much walking (none actually).
    To my knowledge there wasn't any complications during hatch, but I did notice some yolk stayed behind in the egg shell.

    ("Legs" is on the right)

    I've been providing him with water, but he eats on his own. The reason I need to provide water is because he isn't much of a swimmer and flopping in the water doesn't help him to stay afloat.

    His legs are still weak, but he seems to hold balance when leaning against the side of his personal Tupperware in the brooder.
    He has his own personal Tupperware because the others started pecking at him and it doubles for a new hatchling bowl.

    So the question is..... do I carry on as is, or do I do the humane thing and end the life of "Legs".

  2. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2016
    Mississauga, Ontario
    Carry on, give him a chance. Keep us posted.

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