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*PIC* Newly hatched Button Quail - splayed legs? Please help me!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maggienchamp, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. maggienchamp

    maggienchamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time hatching chicks; Saturday night, 9 button quail hatched out of the 20 eggs that were in the incubator :) All of them are healthy, happy babies [​IMG] However, this morning I noticed another baby was starting to hatch. When he finally got out of his shell I realized he couldn't walk [​IMG] One of his legs was all the way back behind him. The other leg looks to be normal. Also, on one foot, his toes are slightly curled. I decided to put a band-aid on his legs like many people suggest doing. He seems to be okay, but he can't really stand, let alone walk. I feel so bad for him, all I want it for him to be able to walk correctly and be happy like the other buttons [​IMG] Right now he is in his own part of the brooder resting. As far as I know the little guy is eating and drinking normally.

    Please help us!
    Liv

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  2. maggienchamp

    maggienchamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody? Then maybe someone knows when to take the band-aids off? I put them on around noon today, should I just wait 24hrs. then remove them? Thanks :)
     
  3. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. maggienchamp

    maggienchamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...I don't think that's quite it, but thank you for the input :) I really like that website too
     
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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  6. maggienchamp

    maggienchamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hoped it helps. Good luck!
     

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