Quail with sunk in stomach? Help emergency!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by duckncover, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    My on quail has a sunk in stomach...her bone sticks right out...

    What can I do to help her out?

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I can't tell from the pics, but do you mean her breastbone, or keel? If that's the case, she probably has worms. Give them all a bit if wazine wormer if you have it, put some ACV in their water, and mix some food-grade DE in their feed.
     
  3. kingmt

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    I've seen post that suggest red pepper as a wormer for chickens. Does anyone think that would work for quail also?
     
  4. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I really don't think it's worms...

    She isn't eating and her poop looks okay no worms...just greenish poop.

    She looks tired and doesn't move much. I have separated her from the flock.

    What can I do for her?
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I would think it would work for quail too, but I believe that is more of a preventative, rather than a cure.
     
  6. ya chick ya

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    somewhere.. \-_-/
    is she in pain??
     
  7. kingmt

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    Quote:I would think it would work for quail too, but I believe that is more of a preventative, rather than a cure.

    Interesting. [​IMG] I haven't tried but I did give some to my birds & they about mow you down when they see that bottle.
     
  8. farrier!

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    Quote:By the time you "see" worms in any animal it is usually so bad you cant help them. Worming her would be a really good place to start.
     
  9. monarc23

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    Yes, i agree i think it's worms. LIke the one above me said, if you SEE worms that's when they are so loaded its almost the end of the road. I'd worm her. ALso, i dont really see what you're talking about [​IMG] lol
     

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