Sick baby coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cloudswinger, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. cloudswinger

    cloudswinger In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2008
    I have one 2 week old quail that just hasn't been growing as well as the others. The feathers are growing in, but are all scruffy, and lately it's been panting/breathing hard. It doesn't walk around much, and I have seen it eating, just not very much. It also gets stepped on a lot, since it always seems sleepy.
  2. chickenma

    chickenma Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    can you seperate the sick chick. Give it extra attention with feeding, drinking.
    Is it 2 weeks sick?
    Or did it just started to get sick?
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    It sounds like a runt. We get plenty of them with our quail hatches.
    Some make it but most end up not. [​IMG]

    As chickenma said you can seperate it and give it it's own heat source.
    It could go either way from there.

    If you leave it with the others it will end up getting pounced on and killed.

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