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Sick Japanese Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by GreenRunner, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    I've got a poorly Japanese quail hen I'm a little worried about and was hoping you might be able to help. She's been fluffed up this way for a week now. She's still active on her feet, runs away from the male and is eating and drinking. But she looks very disheveled, often just stands huddled in the corner and has stopped laying. I was wondering what could be wrong?

    I haven't yet wormed them - I'm going to go and get some worming feed today, and I don't think it's anything extremely bad as surely that would have killed her by now.

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  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like she is molting. are there lots of feathers in the enclosure? pretty color.
     
  3. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't seen any feathers at all. Her wings have dropped too, not closely snug against her body. I have four of these colour. They're cute!
     
  4. Finnisher

    Finnisher Out Of The Brooder

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    What's the flooring made up of? Could be irritating as she's standing on the wood.
     

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