New quail hatchling issue....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MatthewsHomestead, May 25, 2018.

  1. MatthewsHomestead

    MatthewsHomestead Crowing

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    I have four successfully hatched quail chicks (may be more to follow). Three are very lively and speed around the brooder super fast. The other is still drying off as it was the last to hatch. I noticed it looked like one of its toes was shorter than the rest. When I picked it up to inspect it I found that it is actually partially curled under. How the heck do I help fix this in such a tiny little chick? I've never had an issue with curled toes in any of my chicks before so this is new, as well as this is my first clutch of quail hatchlings. Thanks for the help!

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Sorry about your baby. :hugs Quail are just to tiny! @calichicken is an expert with making shoes for quail with curled toes. :) For now, definitely get some vitamins into this baby. Poly Vi Sol (without the iron), 3 drops a day will do wonders with straightening toes. Its the Bs and E that help strengthen the legs and feet.
     
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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    And make sure he eats...dip his beak in the water once an hour, set him on food, hand feed warm chopped hard boiled eggs, etc. He wont be able to access food and water on his own for a while.
     
  4. MatthewsHomestead

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    Thank you!!!!:bow:)
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    How is the little guy today? :)
     
  6. ButtonquailGirl14

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    how is he?
     
  7. MatthewsHomestead

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    He is not liking the shoe. But he is run/hobbling along with the others. Eats and drinks pretty good! I have two more that hatched in the bator waiting to finish drying before joining the four in the bator!
     

  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Great that you were able to make a shoe! No they don't like them but if it helps, this is all that matters. Maybe in a week you can remove the shoe? Time will tell. Glad he is doing so well! :)
     
  9. ButtonquailGirl14

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    Hope it gets better!
     
  10. MatthewsHomestead

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    @TwoCrows what is this? One that hatched when I got home today..... Should I cull? IMG_20180526_150749.jpg IMG_20180526_150814.jpg
     
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