Quail not standing up! legs not working

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ravenzero, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. ravenzero

    ravenzero Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2011
    Vancouver WA

    I came home to find one of my female quails was lying on her side, and did not want or cant get up.

    Picture above is from moments ago, i took her out of the pen from the others and layed her down on the ground, she didnt get up even then. She seems alert, just unable to stand. Whats wrong with her? Help!!!!!!
  2. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    How is she this morning?
    I don't have an answer, but maybe someone else is on now that does.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I saw that you had also posted this in the "quail" section of the forums and that maybe you didn't get the proper answer. I have been seeing a lot of questions in the "emergencies" section here of chickens that are going weak in the legs and can't stand all of a sudden. And some of these folks are trying vitamin therapy. This is not a half bad idea as many deficiencies can cause all sorts of issues from nuerological to nerve issues in the neck and legs. I have a female quail that at 6 months old developed nervous twitches and had trouble walking for a very long time. I had no idea what to do thinking it was going to kill her. So I got her on some bird vitamins in her water every day and she has improved tremendously. She is now 1 1/2 years old. So give it a try if everything else fails. It cant hurt. [​IMG]

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