New quail chick

cjsk

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May 22, 2017
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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 :/
 

DwayneNLiz

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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!!
 

cjsk

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May 22, 2017
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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.
 

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
 

cjsk

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May 22, 2017
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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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cjsk

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May 22, 2017
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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?
 

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
 

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