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Please help! Backward legs. :( :( :(

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Qualara, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone. This little guy hatched 3 days ago, s/he was FINE 100% two days ago s/he had fallen down the side of a sock I have under an ecoglow heater and couldn't get back up. I found him/her 'flat' kind of, s/he's in good spirits and doesn't feel weak, just his/her legs wont move front so s/he can stand.
    How can I help him/her? I have one with splayed legs and I used a band aid to help her and she's walking again, maybe a similar contraption?

    S/he is alert, eating and drinking (with assistance from me) and not in pain. S/he's also not having any tremors, I think this is purely physical and not viral.

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    S/he's a sweety, can anyone please help. Euthanasia is not an option, s/he's not in pain.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

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  3. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like it could be dislocated hips from the fall. If you must take it to the vets or cull. sorry ...
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry, that looked like a chick, not a quail. Hope she does well.
     
  6. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured there was no going back for this little guy, so I made him a chair. :)

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    When he's older I'll make a wheel chair so he can push himself around. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Qualara

    Qualara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he looks very chicken like, but most defiantly a quail. :)
     
  8. chickenpatch

    chickenpatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's most likely dislocated. I wouldn't try pushing the legs back yourself.

    Ask a nice vet if they could do an X-ray or try and help for a small price
     
  9. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 on the vet. If you can't euthanize please take this little one to an avian vet so it can be evaluated and treated for best quality of life.
     
  10. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noticing where you are from, ask around for vets that will give discounts or are not too expensive. I'm lucky here as there is a great avian vet that is super cheap and knows what he is doing. Of course it's a long wait to get in to see him but for the price and expertise it's worth it.
     

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