- Oct 8, 2018
My sweet Coturnix quail is suddenly limping on one foot. I examined it and found nothing abnormal except that one of the nails on her unused foot is backwards. It’s just the claw part, not the foot. I’m not sure if it was like that before, but she’s really pitiful right now and I’m not sure how to help her. I moved her to a separate cage with a heating pad and her own personal food, plus water with Rooster Booster in it. I have poultry ointment but I’m not sure if that’s useful for undamaged skin, especially since it’s the nail that’s backwards. What can I do? What can cause this? She’s a healthy mature girl- laying eggs every day (chalky light brown with white and dark brown speckles). She’s in a large cage with 4 other birds (1 male 3 females). Thank you!