quail chicks bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tmpshrty96, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. tmpshrty96

    tmpshrty96 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2009
    i put coturnix quail in a cage off of ther ground out side made of 1 inch wire and i watched them for about 5 minutes then walked in and came back out and three of them are bleeding 1 of them has the feathers of of 1 side of its head and it kinda looks like theres no skin either then two more are bleeding from the neck or head to i also have other quail and 2 chickens in there that are a month old so thier 2 weeks older than them i think they got their heads caught in the wire or something but i got them out and gave them water with electrolites what do i need to do

    sorry for the grammer im in a hurry
  2. chickcritty

    chickcritty Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    Maybe the older quail and chickens are pecking at them?
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Definitely the older quail. You shouldn't put quail together if they've never been together before, unless you trick them. Take the injured ones out and put them in a cage by themselves. If you can put them each in a cage alone, that would be best, as the sight of the blood can make them peck at each other. Then take the other new quail out and put them in a different cage. Wait a few days, then move all the quail (new and old) in a different cage together. You still need to watch them, but it should work. Just be sure they have plenty of room, at least 1 sq. ft. per bird. And leave the chickens in their own pen, you shouldn't keep chickens and quail together anyway.

    Hope everything works out [​IMG]

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