Quail has curled toes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maine82, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Maine82

    Maine82 New Egg

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    Hi my 10 year old daughter has hatched 5 quails 3 are really healthy 1 has splay legs which I have been reading up on so going to attempt to tape them any advice would be great.
    Also one chick has curled toes it seems to walk about fine but does keep falling over is there any thing I can do with it's feet
    These are 24 hours old so hopefully with a bit of advice I can try and put things right
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Also, my chicks go through a falling over stage while they are learning to walk. Could be normal. Last batch I had two that kept flipping over and not able to right themselves. 2 days it took to gain control of their legs. It was nerve wracking! I had to make it cooler in the brooder than I usually do, so they wouldn't flip and overheat.
     
  4. Maine82

    Maine82 New Egg

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    Hi many thanks for your reply the chick with curled feet the end toe is under the next one and both feet pointing inwards
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Like this: [​IMG] ? (the left foot)
     
  6. Maine82

    Maine82 New Egg

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    Yes it is like that and the whole foot is curled inwards on both I have found a pic on how to do the shoes so am going to give it a go as it seems a healthy chick except for it's feet thank you for taking the time to reply
     
  7. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    A lot of foot problems come from vitamin def. Get some polyvisol WITHOUT iron and put a good sized drop per qt. It really helps the leg problems or you can get chick vitamins at the feed store. I saw this problem talked about not to far back about a lot of game type birds. Also your breeders should have the vitamins for about a month before laying to help them make healthy eggs=healthy chicks. Also it occurs because of temps in the hatcher. Hope this helps. Gloria Jean
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    This chick I posted eventually grew out of it without help.

    :)
     
  9. Maine82

    Maine82 New Egg

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    Ok how long would you recommend to leave it for?:)
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Let it be until day 3. If it is still like that, correct with shoes.

    Sometimes it just takes them a while to learn how to walk.
     

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