Miracle baby

Discussion in 'Quail' started by becky3086, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    So I had some quail hatch 4-5 days ago and I left the eggs in a few days to make sure they were done hatching and they got left in a few more because I was lazy, lol, and today I took them out and one pepped at me. Opened it up and found a nice, very stuck live quail baby.
    Here he is:
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    He of course is having trouble getting his feet to uncurl but it is a quail and they are pretty resiliant.
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    awh congrats!!!! take him right now and massage his feet out and he will heal well btu you got to be persistant with it and massage his feet out about 3 times a day until you see improovment. [​IMG] Sometimes they wil cry when you do this as I imagine that the toes are fixed that way and it hurts to unfix them but it does help [​IMG]
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Yes, I already did that some and thanks for the advice, I will continue to do it. He did not cry when I did it. I am hoping he will make it but I will be very surprised as well.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:My theory is, if it can hold it's head up on it's own (like yours is doing) it will make it [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Poor baby, glad you didn't toss them earlier!!

    ETA: I've also found that keeping them on wire will help straighten out their toes.
     
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  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Well, he didn't make it. I stopped a million times today to dip his beak in the water and straighten his toes, but he died this afternoon.
     
  7. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Songster

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    So sorry about the baby. I have found from my limited hatching experience that the late hatchers don't do as well.
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    garh!!! noooo i was so sure! [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm sorry! [​IMG]

    maybe he just went way too long without food and by teh time you got to him it was to late so sad *pouts*
     
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  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Sorry you lost the chick, I've never had good luck with late hatchers. Maybe next time (let's hope there isn't a next time) you can give it some vitamins or something? I wonder if that would help? Or some electrolytes, I would think it would also be from the lack of food.
     
  10. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Yeah, he pecked a little at the food but not like I had hoped for so I really didn't believe he would live but had to give it a try anyway. At least I got him out of the shell for a day. Oh well, shelley yours aren't quite next, I actually have a batch before yours. I am hoping for some A&M's because the snake (posted on the pest and predators board) got mine.
     

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