Quail bleeding to death!?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PrinceSandwich, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2009
    Alberta, Canada
    I recently got 3 white coturnix quail. I put them all in there cage and noticed that one of them wasn't running around like the rest, he was just sitting there and wasn't moving a whole lot. I picked him up and noticed that he had some of those little poop balls stuck to the tips of his toes. None of the other ones had this, but i did see this on some of my baby turkeys a while back, but i guess on the turkeys the poo hadn't hardend to the extent that the quails did, becuz i could just peel the poop off the turkeys, but when i tried this with the quail it ripped off the poop but also a little bit of skin at the tip of the toe! And it seemed to be bleeding alot. So i went into the house and grabed some flour to help clot the blood. I then left him alone for a few hours, and when i came back there was quite a bit of blood in his bedding and the cut was still bleeding! So I floured him again, but by that time he couldn't even hold his head up:( He died shortly after that.. I didn't know just a little cut could bleed a quail to death. I guess you can never be to careful.
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I'm sorry to hear that. I always moisten it first so that it comes off easy. [​IMG]
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    Im sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was weak to begin with.

    Sometimes, they just wont make it through. I spent forever nursing a baby brahma chick to health after her crop got impacted - only to have her attacked by older hens later, and then to die the next day.

  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I've read of people accidentally pulling toes off by doing that, always soak it first to soften it. [​IMG]
  5. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2009
    Alberta, Canada
    Quote:Yeah I'll definitely moisten it first next time
  6. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2009
    Alberta, Canada
    Quote:I even thought that maybe i should put his feet in warm water and shrub it off, but decided just to try and pull it off:( I'll do the warm water meathod next time
  7. thatchickenlady

    thatchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2009
    New York
    With the blood there, I wonder if it was being picked on by the others?
  8. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    Quail feet bleeding can and usually is fatal
    When they either cut toes or whatever may cause the bleeding the others will pick it to death
    Be very careful with bleeders its always best to seperate the bird from any others
    There is a product called new skin if the bird is not too damaged sometimes it will stop bleeding and act as a kinda bandaid

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