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quail doing summersaults

Discussion in 'Quail' started by northamerican, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. northamerican

    northamerican New Egg

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    So 1 of mine is constantly doing front summersaults. Head between legs. Still eating and drinking. Is he sick?
     
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read something about something like that once before - I'm assuming this is a chick? The one I read about got better, but I'm not entirely certain what they did about it - I assume it had something to do with vitamins and/or electrolytes in the water. You can try to use the search function in the forum, see if you can find the old thread.
     
  3. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is this quail? Sometimes if they boink their heads they can suffer some brain trauma and it will cause this type of behavior. It can pass after a week or two, or it may be permanent.
     
  4. northamerican

    northamerican New Egg

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    Seems better now.
     

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