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Quail hatchling not eating

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sam0strange0, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Sam0strange0

    Sam0strange0 New Egg

    Mar 25, 2016
    San antonio texas
    I created this mainly for the reason that yesterday I went out and got some quails 4 slightly bigger ones and 1 hatchling so far he's not eating and won't stop crying I've made sure it's warm enough and that they have enough food and water the food isn't too big for him because half is crumbs and half is powdery but he will not eat and stop crying I have attempted to feed him boiled egg yolk and he ate very little and wasn't interested in it all what should I do please help I don't want my hatchling to die
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Have you checked your young quail for pasty butt? He could be bunged up and in need of it cleaning up. Could the other larger quail be picking on the hatching? There seems to be quite a big difference in age with them. Please do pop by the quail section where I'm sure the keepers will be able to help you. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Yorkshire coop has given you some good things to check into so I'll just say hello and hope things turn out well.
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some great advice so I'll just say a big hello [​IMG]

    Good luck

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please do check on the quail thread. I am guessing that they need a heat lamp like chicks or ducklings would. He may be too cold for comfort.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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