Puffy quail with runny nose and lethargic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pippo, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. pippo

    pippo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2015
    So I just checked on the quails and noticed one didn't come for treats. She is puffy and sleepy and not eating anything.
    I got the hospital ready while hubby got her inside. He noticed a whole bunch or liquid apparently from both nose and beak.
    I tried to feel for an egg and I'm pretty sure it was just her breath bone I could feel. Gave her a warm bath (for about 1 minute - she wasn't keen for it).

    Might add some cocci vet to her water.

    Not sure if it is related but we got 2 darker brown eggs today (presumably from the other 2 girls).

    If anyone has thoughts or suggestions I'd love to hear them!

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    You may want to repost this to The Other Backyard Poultry section under Quail. You may have better luck finding an answer.

    Good luck.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    So sorry about your quail. [​IMG] Do you keep chickens and are they near your quail? Chickens and quail can not mix. The chickens carry things that kill quail. I have seen this all too often. Gamebirds are highly susceptible to chicken diseases, even if your chickens exhibit no symptoms. Quail are also very susceptible to what wild birds carry as well. I keep Bobwhites and keep them hundreds of feet away from my chickens. I wash my hands between the two, don't share food or waterers, or cleaning utensils. If you have walk in quail aviaries as I do, I change my shoes as well.

    Sounds like this could be either MG or Coryza. You need to get this bird on some antibiotics. Either Sulfadimethoxine or Duramycin. Keep this bird under some heat as well.

    Good luck and I hope you can save her!
  4. pippo

    pippo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2015
    Wow. Thank you. Always learning! We have chickens too. Fairly close by.
    The quails are in the walk in aviary with finches.
    We took her to an avian vet last night. He couldn't find anything specific but prescribed antibiotics.
    We have her separate and with a lamp to keep her warm.
    She looked a little more spritely this morning.
    Thanks once aagain
  5. pippo

    pippo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2015
    Just updating you, we managed to give her by he antibiotics and she seems to have made a full recovery. We have put her back outside with her mates and I think she is even laying again.
    Thanks for your advice.

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