Quail DEAD!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by abub93, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. abub93

    abub93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Went to the coop outside this morning to let them out and I found one female dead. Any reasons what this could be? I will post pictures
     
  2. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe egg got stuck
     
  3. abub93

    abub93 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. ylly

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    Looks like he may of picked up something. If you are going to keep on ground type setting must be kept way cleaner. Not judging just offering advice.
     
  5. abub93

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    Thank you very much. How often would you recommend cleaning? Currently I clean everything out once a week.
     
  6. ylly

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    Once a week should be good but maybe every couple days cover with shavings.
     
  7. abub93

    abub93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you mean put fresh shavings on top of current ones or get rid of all shavings and put new shavings in? Thanks
     
  8. ylly

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    Just top dress in between cleanings
     
  9. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had this problem with my Cots this winter too. It was very strange 1 or 2 dead every morning. I hit them with powdered Tylan50 in the water for 3 days and it took care of the problem. You might go that route if you lose any more.
    Also if they get those balls on their feet it is a dead giveaway that they arent clean enough. You need to squeeze them gently with a pliers to crack them off. Dont pull! The toes can be damaged or pull off. Before I had mine on wire they used to get that when they were babies.
    Also the bird could just be old?
    HTH--TerriO
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Yeah, I noticed a poop ball on the foot as well. You need to add some bedding or some sort of litter to the floor. It keeps them out of the poop and keeps bacteria at bay and keeps the ground drier. There is nothing wrong with keeping quail on the ground, I have always kept mine on a litter floor, but you have to keep it clean. If you use some sort of bedding, you can get away with cleaning less often. With no bedding, you are asking for a lot of bacteria growth and wet conditions.

    When was the last time you wormed your quail? Quail kept on the ground need to be wormed once if not twice a year. It is possible this one contracted some sort of bacterial thing as well.
     

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