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Quail sick: missing feathers, stink, crooked beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by talldarkeyes, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. talldarkeyes

    talldarkeyes In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    Yesterday I noticed that three of twelve of my 3 week old coturnix chicks have bald scaly patches on their backs. One of them, we noticed, smelled awful and today that same one has a crooked beak. Any idea what might be going on?

    Some background: on June 2nd they started plucking feathers because of a feed issue (not enough protein) which I quickly rectified but the only feed available was medicated gamebird starter but I had no choice. I am figuring the plucking episode caused the stress that could have brought on the illness but they were looking so good for a few days and then this!

    Can someone help?

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