QUAIL OBESITY? HELP!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Coturnix Quail, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright. I haven't had any issues with my quail for a few months, but here comes another.. Today, I went to give them some egg shells and I noticed that all my girls gained a lot of weight, and my boys didn't gain nearly as much. I have one boy separated and he hasn't gained ANY weight! I really don't want my favorite girls to die!! Help me?!
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our ladies are chunkier than our boys ever were, how much bigger are they?
     
  3. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not very. They're just a little bit heavier, but they sure do look fatter.
     
  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal for the hens to be "rounder", think chicken roosters and hens :)

    If they are significantly bigger and lay strange eggs they could have "salpingitis" which inflames their abdomen with infection giving them a penguin appearance. I just learned about it as I think my quail has it, trying to figure out her amoxicillin dose and a way to give it in non cooked food..
     
  5. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks!
     
  6. stricklandquail

    stricklandquail Out Of The Brooder

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    In our quail, the hens are typically bigger than the males, so all is normal!
     
  7. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured out the dosage based on chicken dosage and found an easy way to feed it as long as the other quail are distracted, hehe.

    I take a few day old alfalfa sprout, dip the tiny leaves in water, dip the wet leaves in the amoxicillin powder then offer it in my hand in front of them with a few normal sprouts - wanted to share in case it helps some people and their quail :)
     

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