One Week Since My First Hatch!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CuteAsAButton, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. CuteAsAButton

    CuteAsAButton Just Hatched

    Feb 25, 2017
    Winston Salem, NC
    Hi, sorry I haven't really been on BYC. Been dealing with some stuff. But it's officially been one week since my button quails hatched! Only 5 out of 20 hatched, 2 chicks died, so I have only a total of 3 chicks left. :(

    But they're really sweet!! Two of them have splayed legs tho, I took them off paper towel and put them on aspen bedding. The first one that hatched is the only normal one, it runs around a lot and looks like a normal morph (I think that's what they're called?? Like it looks like just an average button quail chick). The biggest one has really dark fuzz and the other one is yellow with very little stripes.

    Any tips on helping the ones with splayed legs? I tried making those leg thingies that are supposed to help fix it but they slip out of them really easily! They're very tiny chicks. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

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