One of our babies has a deformed foot

Discussion in 'Quail' started by moeell1, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, one of our bobwhite that hatched yesterday has a deformed foot, last night she/he had a hard time getting up, would just move his/her legs around now today he/she is up, doesn't move as quickly as the others do but still moves! What should one do? Thanks!
     
  2. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i went back out by the babies and s/he has one broken toe, I go him/her to drink so that way s/he won't dehydrate but any advice would be appreciated, thanks!!
    Corinna
     
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  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have any pics? how deformed is the foot?
     
  5. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    it really is just one broken toe....we are going to try and make shoe for him/her and see how that goes!!
     
  6. XHippieChickX

    XHippieChickX Out Of The Brooder

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    That's exactly what I was gonna say, make a boot... hope he/she gets better:)
     
  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rather than a boot, how about a splint? Small piece of toothpick taped to just that toe. that is what I would do for a chicken chick.
    I can't imagine doing this to a tiny tiny quail. Chicken chicks are so much larger to deal with.
    Either way, good luck.
     

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