Quail dying, legs are splitting, please advise.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DonnaBelle, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are raising about 1,000 quail. We have adequate space, plus flight pen. They are dying about 10 a day. All the dead ones legs have a red raw spot just above their foot, on the inside of the leg. This is our 3rd year of having quail, never had this happen before. They are being fed game bird feed, scratch, milo.

    Can someone help please, vets are not too interested.

    Thanks,
    DonnaBelle
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    What Type Of Quail And Can You Better Describe Their Red Spots?
    Also How Old Is This Batch?
     
  3. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bob White Quail are the species, and the places on the legs are red, but not bloody, big raw spots. They are about 12 weeks old.

    Thanks,

    DonnaBelle
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Any Other Lesions Anywhere? Any Additional Symptoms Noted?

    What Size Pen For How Many Brds?

    Sorry Just Trying To Cover All Possibilities....


    I Know Of Nothing Specific In Illnesses That Cause Red Patches On Legs Right Off Hand, But I Do Know 12 Wk Old Bobs Are Teenagers--- The Ugly Years. They Are Wicked Mean To Each Other And The Attack Sites Of Choice For Bobs Are The Nostrils And The Feet/ Legs. There Could Be A Possibility Of Aggression Being The Cause Of Your Losses? Dont Know For Sure But Thats The 1st Thing That Pops Up With The Limited Info So Far,
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Dont Recommend Feeding Young Or Juvenile Bobs Anything But Gb Starter... The Scratch May Cause Choking In Them, Scratch And Milo Will Also Detract From Their Overall Protien Intake=== Which Will Make Canibalism Much Worse In Bobs. Whats The Protien % On Your Gb Feed?
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Stick some lettuce and greens in there, A LOT of it...it is their "ugly years" as JJ mentioned..I have raised 40 (before raccoons decided to annoy me)..and they can get mean, sick, you name it...greens will prevent some picking and add some nutrition and vitamins...
     

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