Probiotics and Electrolytes?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TherryChicken, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Is this safe to give to quail? I have some who have lost a lot of their feathering to mites I think? Or stress or something. I was wondering if I could give them some probiotic to flush their systems basically and electrolytes when it gets too hot?
     
  2. buttonquailtx

    buttonquailtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are safe to use and very beneficial. The probiotics will help your birds maintain a healthy immune system, and the electrolytes will help them deal with the heat. Make sure to look for a probiotic designed for use in birds. Also remember to change their water and electrolytes daily, since electrolytes can cause a spike in bacteria in their drinking water.
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yuck, I didn't know that. Thank you!
     
  4. buttonquailtx

    buttonquailtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also,if you are worried about mites, your local feed store should sell a mite med. If you get the powdered kind, just sprinkle it in some play sand and let your quail dust bathe in it. This way you don't have to stress out your birds. But, before treating for mites, check your male to female ratio and make sure that it is correct. Also, watch them for a while and make sure you don't have an overly aggressive bird in the cage first. Meds should always be the last resort, especially if you are going to eat the eggs or birds.
     
  5. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    No, none picked on the other, but they are all dying off. Since I got them 3 have died. Today is day 3 of having them. I only have one left. They end up having siezures and sieze to death. I don't know what's going on. Culd it be a neurological problem?
     
  6. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry I only have 2 left..buying healthy ones today
     

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