lost some quail....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lagpmgdsls, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    went out to do my morning quail "chores" and had 7 dead quail. These were 5 week old in my grow out pen. They had food and water....no visible injuries. [​IMG]

    The other 33 look ok so far.
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Did you have any high winds/storms ? Possibly a predator frightened them .. Also have oyu noticed any panting?? Thye can overheat very easily...
     
  3. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had downpours yesterday morning but they were fine last night before I went to bed. It was much hotter a few days ago...now just in the 80's. Haven't noticed any panting. I guess a predator could of scared them.
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Quote:mine have broken their necks before by jumping up...
     
  5. secretquail

    secretquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the same thing happened to me. I moved them outside into a rabbit hutch type box. They were fine for a week, then I lost 3 in 3 days. I called it quail homicide. I swear 2 of them seemed smothered to death. The 3rd, I found still alive, so I brought him in, fed him sugar water, and crumbles. He couldn't walk on one of his legs. Each time I gave him the food/water, he perked up, but he only lasted a day.[​IMG] Sorry you are having the troubles.
     
  6. gendwk

    gendwk Out Of The Brooder

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    how tall is your grow outs roof? I have hat similar problem till I raised the roof and used soft flexable plastic roofing you can also pad the roof with soft foam like they ship eggs in..
    sorry for your loss..
     
  7. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Lenoir,NC
    I have several coturnix that started laying about 3 weeks ago,the roosters have been doing their thing,can I start incubating the eggs soon after they start laying or should I wait a week or so?
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:SET THEM! IF MR" LOOK AT ME" IS DOIN HIS JOB THEY ARE VERY LIKELY FERTILE [​IMG]
     

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