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Quail chick in trouble

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by quailmail, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. quailmail

    quailmail New Egg

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    Hi everyone,

    I've just visited my parents house who have a new batch of 10 day old quails. There are 9 of them. 8 are doing really well and 1 of them is struggling a bit. It has barely grown and is much smaller than the others. It also has one leg that is tucked up underneath it with the toes curled. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to help it, if I should leave it alone or if we should put it down if it is suffering. It hops around a bit and seems to be active. I read that you can splint the toes, is it too late? Should I separate it from the others? Thanks in advance for the advice.
     
  2. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. :fl Hope the chick pulls through. I also have no idea how to treat quail. X2, on doc637.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know about quail either BUT, you can put "how to treat curled toes," in the searchbox and information should pop up. I think treating a quail wouldn't be different than a chicken. I do know the earlier treatment is started the more successful it is. I hope 10 days isn't too late.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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