New quail chick

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cjsk, May 22, 2017.

  1. cjsk

    cjsk Just Hatched

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    My poor little chick isn't doing well. It's extremely lethargic, and kind of rolls/ twirl on its right side only. It's been drinking, but I'm not sure how much food it's gotten. I'm not sure how to help it :/
     
  2. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    do you have any electrolytes for it?
    sav-a-chick, poly-vi-sol (w/o iron), pedialyte, gatorade

    that should help

    Good Luck and welcome to BYC!!
     
  3. cjsk

    cjsk Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I forgot to also mention it still has some of its umbilical stump. I wasn't sure if that matters or not.
     
  4. DwayneNLiz

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    not really, it should dry up and fall of in the next few days, just make sure it is just umbilical and not intestines, try to make sure it doesnt get caught on anything because that could pull out intestines, you could put a small band-aid over it to keep it safe
     
  5. cjsk

    cjsk Just Hatched

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    It looks pretty similar to a newborns, so I just assumed it was the stump versus intestine. Maybe someone else can say for sure.
     

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    sorry i am blind and cant see what you are talking about in that picture :oops:
     
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    but i would def get electrolytes in it ASAP
     
  8. cjsk

    cjsk Just Hatched

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    It's a dry brown lump above the vent. I've done one attempt now of electrolytes, how often/ much should it have?
     
  9. DwayneNLiz

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    try to dip the beak every couple of hours
    and it depends what electrolytes you are giving, if pedialyte or gatorade make that their only water source for a couple days
     
  10. cjsk

    cjsk Just Hatched

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    Great, thanks
     

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