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Quail hatchling still curled in "egg" position. Could vitamins help????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pdx2phx, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. pdx2phx

    pdx2phx Chased by Chickens

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    We had a quail chick hatch unassisted over night that curls itself back into the fetal egg position. It is dry but won't flatten out/stand, and moves itself back into this curled position. It opens it's eyes and peeps, then wiggles until it is curled up again.

    We're pretty new to quail but I haven't seen this before in chickens or ducks, etc. Any ideas? Could it be a vitamin deficiency? I have no-iron poly-vi-sol I could try, but this is a teeny tiny brown quail chick so I'm not sure what dosage or if I should try this.

    Anyone have any ideas? A search of the posts in this forum just came up with 1 instance of this and the only solution (that I could find) to cull the chick.
     
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  2. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps


    I had the same thing happen with my quail chick. He had to be culled for quality of life. But as long as he is enjoying life, I'd let him live. Good luck!

    Regards,
    Leaf
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
  3. pdx2phx

    pdx2phx Chased by Chickens

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    It is fighting so hard to uncurl and is very active, but distressed and peeping. I've tried the poly-vi-sol and am holding it upright hoping that maybe either vitamins will help, or that if it's a pinched nerve that might subside.

    I don't know what to do at this point. It hatched on it's own and is really a little fighter. Seems such a shame if it doesn't get better and we have to cull it [​IMG]
     
  4. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps


    About the only thing you can do is either take it to the vet or cull it I suppose.... I'm sorry, but you don't want it to suffer. :(

    Regards,
    Leaf
     
  5. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How is your chick OP?

    Regards,
    Leaf
     

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