Quail walking on entire feet

Discussion in 'Quail' started by momofseven, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our almost one yr old quail. She's been separated from the flock as she's having issues with balance and walking.
    No idea what may have happened, but she's using her entire feet to walk.
    What may be the matter?
     
  2. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one?
     
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does her legs feel normal? Nothing broken, no sore places, is she resisting the same as any other quail if you grab a leg an stretch and flex it? No visible head injuries? And she has calcium available at all times and vitamin D3 in her food or access to UV light? None of the others are showing any symptoms?
     
  4. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes to all that, no head injuries that I have noticed, I'll check her resistance over again, but she's pretty tame, no issues like this
    with the others.
     
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  5. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well.. Don't really have any clues as to the cause then, but I'd just keep her warm and try to get as much good stuff in her as possible - hard boiled eggs, electrolytes and so on.
     
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  6. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is having balance problems and walking like this she may have boinked her head. Sometimes they can end up with permanent brain damage, but often they will improve and be normal. If she improves just be careful re-introducing her to the covey, she may be viewed as a stranger after a long absence.
     
  7. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's been separated for about 3-4 weeks now. Doesn't seem to improve much other than not falling over anymore. However I guess that's a start ;)
    Thanks!
     
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