Quail head injury. Help please?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Elexin, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Elexin

    Elexin Out Of The Brooder

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    My quail was sitting in the box and i thought it was laying an egg so i left it. I came back an hour later and discoverd a head injury due to a cuttle fish falling on it. (In cage with budgies) i took it out of the cage and gave it warmth and water inside. There are 2 wounds about half the size of the nail on ny small finger. It was not moving and looked like it was nodding of. Its about 5 weeks and not sure of breed. Will it survive? Any way i can help it?
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Just provide it comfort . It may recover from small injury. I once got a serama chicken that came with a gash on her head. I name her GORBIE. PM me if you need explanation . After a short time wound healed. No trace. Name stayed.
     
  3. Elexin

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    just cheacked on it. It was drinking water that had antibodics in it. But i noticed it has a tilt in its head but it was cherping and looking around. Do you think it will survive?
     
  4. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    All pointing to recovery. You are doing your BEST.. WISHING YOU WELL. You are a compassionate person. [​IMG]
     
  5. Elexin

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    he survived the night and hes looking good. I do care alot about all my animals. I have 4 chickens use to have 5 but lost one to heatstroke and my quail were rescued from being snake feed.
     
  6. Elexin

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    one is healing a bit but the other one opened up again. Its got a bit of blood but its still responsive and it happend about 3 days ago now. Do you think the reopening of it will make it worse or will it just heal over?
     
  7. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Knowing button quail,I'm sure they are jumping up and hitting their heads.If you put them in a taller pen or put a piece of Styrofoam tied to the inside top so they have a cushion.This will stop most head injuries.These guys are just like pop corn when startled.You could try to put some blu coat(available at feed stores)on the wound,but they are so small I don't know if you could get some on them.Do not get red coat,this will make other birds attack the red color.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  8. Invision

    Invision Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just leave him be, I have one coturnix that always hit's her head... she has recovered from the entire scalp peeled back... (Had to wash it out and flap it back over) Healed in a week, she's just now getting feathers and it's been this way for a month... The bird should heal fairly quickly.
     
  9. Elexin

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    It died a few weeks ago thanks for all you help but it was not enough.
     
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  10. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    You did your best.......... [​IMG]
     

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