quail died of unknown causes..

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jolleyfarm, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. jolleyfarm

    jolleyfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    She was fine yesterday. Fed then this morning and she was puffed up, I thought she was just sleepy. It was early. So tonight I went to check on them, and she was the same, I picked her up, which she would never let me do if she was healthy, and I went to check her vent, it wasn't blocked, but she threw up.. we got through that... Then about 5 minutes later she had a seizure and passed away in my hands. I opened her up to see if there was anything abnormal, and there wasn't from what I could tell. Anybody know what happened to her? Should I be worried about my others that were in a pen with her? The others are acting fine.. If you have any similar stories, let me know too.
     
  2. lovechickenswis

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    I have lost a couple like that and I have know idea why. I lost a couple that got egg bound. One of them died in my hands as I was trying to get the egg out. The two who died strangely were both hens and happened about 6 months apart. I had kept a close eye on everyone both times this happened and no else got sick or died.
     
  3. WV Farm girl

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    I just had a hen die as well. Appeared to have trouble breathing. I picked her up to check her mouth and nostrils. Everything seemed clear. Went ahead and wiped her beak and nostrils down. Continued to have problems. Was throwing her head back. Ended up dying in my hands. Was fine this morning. Everyone else seems ok. Any ideas?
     
  4. jolleyfarm

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    None of my others have gotten sick since my hen passed, but I'm still completely lost on why she died. Mine also died in my hands, I felt as she took her last breath, which she was breathing hard.. But a normal one of mine would be too. Awfully friendly birds, just don't like to be handled. I'm keeping my ears open trying to see if anybody has a cause or reason on what happened to my poor bird, so far, I haven't heard anything.
     
  5. lovechickenswis

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    I had a bunch of newly hatched quail that were having trouble breathing and throwing their heads back and all died. The next batch I only had one that did that, but it is still alive and I have one out of the last batch that is so tiny and hardly any feathers. I have a book somewhere that I can not find since we moved this summer that I hope to find that may enlighten us, I will let you know as soon as I find it.
     
  6. jolleyfarm

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    We'll I now have a baby chick that was fine yesterday, but now acts like she/he can't use his/her legs.. It was being trampled on and I currently moved it onto another box by itself. It's throwing it's head back.. I thought maybe it got dehydrated and gave it some water with my finger. Right now, no improvement. But I'm sure it'd be a goner if I left out in the brooder with the others.
     
  7. lovechickenswis

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    Lost another adult hen yesterday. All puffed up the day before. Everyone else is fine. This has only happened to the female ones. I have not lost one like that since spring. I wish I knew what to do so this would not happen.
     
  8. jolleyfarm

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    I have lost 20 chicks since I lost my first one that my previous post was about. All acting like they can't breath, all just falling over and dying. Why? I even crushed their feed more fine thinking they maybe choking.
     
  9. lovechickenswis

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    I have 31 baby quail that started hatching on Thursday. Three hatched today. This is the best hatch rate I have had to date. I can fit 49 eggs in my incubator. I broke one early on, two started to hatch and died one hatched and died overnight. All 31 look healthy and active. Only one with a club foot. They are so cute.
     
  10. lovechickenswis

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    I still have not found that book, but I am hoping to find it so I can figure out why all the babies from the first batch were throwing their heads back and did not make it. The 2 that did make it one male and one female I took to the farm Friday and they are doing fine, I got three eggs so far from the female and the male is starting to say look at me.
     

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