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One of my quail is smaller than the rest.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by crazyquaillady4, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. crazyquaillady4

    crazyquaillady4 Just Hatched

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    I got jumbo coturnix, 4 hatched on the 18th one on the 13th. One is noticeably smaller than the rest but is eating and just as active. Does this mean something is wrong or is it just small? [​IMG]
     
  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that it's just its genetics
     
  3. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has something happened to it that could have stund its growth or something could have happened in the egg
     
  4. crazyquaillady4

    crazyquaillady4 Just Hatched

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    I got it from a local farmer and all of her birds looked incredibly healthy, I don't know if anything happened during hatching. What could have stund its growth? And of course it is the nice one that actually likes me lol
     
  5. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Its genetics and I have hatches of 100 or 200 at a time theres always small guys that come out and are stunted and i never figure out why but ohh well.
     
  6. crazyquaillady4

    crazyquaillady4 Just Hatched

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    Do they live and lay eggs still?
     
  7. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    no clue i always end up selling them before i raise them
     
  8. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one unusually small one too. He hatched with the rest of them and is doing fine, he's just not growing as fast as the others. He's even getting feathers at the same rate as the rest, but he's just really small! I call him my runt baby!
     
  9. crazyquaillady4

    crazyquaillady4 Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] it's a fairly large difference and its feathers are coming in all wonky.
     
  10. crazyquaillady4

    crazyquaillady4 Just Hatched

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    Note I don't normally put them on top of things but it was the only way to get them still lol. And I filled their feeder right after this.
     

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