My quail has a backwards leg, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lainys-outdoor-quail, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Lainys-outdoor-quail

    Lainys-outdoor-quail In the Brooder

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    Dobby the quail came to me through the mail with 99 others, and since there where so many I didn’t see his leg until 3 weeks had already passed! Dobby has been getting along fine until recently, he has been hobbling about, but I noticed a swelling in the leg and I was wondering if any one knew if there was some way to save the leg, because it has already been three weeks I didn’t know if trying to fix it would be worth it or if it would just cause him more pain. Please if you know how to help let me know your thoughts!
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Hi @Lainys-outdoor-quail :frow Welcome To BYC

    Can you post some photos of the leg?
     
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  3. Lainys-outdoor-quail

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  5. Wyorp Rock

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    The poor thing:hugs

    It looks like a leg deformity that might be infected, I'm not sure. Also the vent doesn't look quite right.
    I normally offer suggestions for correcting certain leg issues, but sadly, if she were mine I would put her down to end her suffering. I'm so sorry.
     
  6. Lainys-outdoor-quail

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    He still hobbles around and gets food and water by himself, so I feel bad about putting him down because he is trying at life, but I also don’t want him to suffer, thank you for taking the time to help me out.
     
  7. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Loves Hatching

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    Agreed sorry dear id also put the poor thing down. Gangrene can set into a joint that badly mangled without the skin ever opening and he could die a very long painful death where youd only see redness and swelling.
     
  8. Texas Kiki

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    Poor thing. I think he is suffering.:(
     
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  9. Lainys-outdoor-quail

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    Yes, sally I put him down this morning so he wouldn’t have to suffer, thank you for all of the support.
     
  10. Texas Kiki

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    :hugs. You did the right thing.
     
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