Quail chicks dying????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shahchicks4299, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. shahchicks4299

    shahchicks4299 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, we hatched 28 coturnix quail eggs and were happy for 2 days. Today 11 died... they start off with there necks going droopy like they have broken their neck then can't walk anymore. They close there eyes and male little opening closing movements with their beaks. We then try everything:dipping their beaks in water, putting them in extra heat. They eventually stiffen and die in my hand.... we're so upset. Could it be disease? The others are all healthy, there eating,drinking and active. Could it be genetic? The quail mothers share same coop with father but also their brother. Could inbreeding occur and affect eggs? How can we stop them dying? We currently trying everything for two who are over weak. Thanks.
     
  2. shahchicks4299

    shahchicks4299 Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning 4 more died... 2 are weak!! Please can someone tell me!?!
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.

    I know absolutely nothing about quail.

    You may want to post on the Quail forum as well, hopefully some experienced folks will see it and give you a hand.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail
     

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