Sick Quail Chick help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CoopedChik, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby quail is Sick! I lost one of them after hatching I know that's not un common but a week later one of the siblings is having drooping wings and is very listless doesn't seem to want to eat either. I was gonna give them sugar water but I can't we are out, and my car is up on my Fiance's jack with the front wheels off, so sugar will have to wait until tomorrow [​IMG] So i gave him a drop of honey in his water, And some wheat germ in his feed, he won't touch the food but drank up the water. Then i was gonna refill the water when I remembered too much honey was too hard on a little birds body so I was gonna give him a lite syrup BUT all we had was lite corn syrup so I decided to try it and I thinked it helped a little because he became slightly more active and I fried up an egg and mixed a small amount in his feed to entice him to eat (that and the help of my littlest chick ) gave him encouragement to eat. Every one is fine. Just this little guy kinda seems like he's giving up. I'm kinda worried it's something internal (like an organ didnt develop right) because he has no other signs, no diarrhea or sneezing or anything just listless.

    (Oh I also gave him a drop of de-wormer just in case)

    All thats void he got worse top theory I got from vets was cancer actualy I lost him 2day and I feel sick because there was no helping him but I did all I could.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    Droopy wings and lethargy can be signs of cocci. How is the quail doing? Really, quail should be kept separate from chickens, FYI.
     
  3. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it wasn't cocci. He wasn't with chickens he was a week old quail chick with other chicks (aka quail) and i lost him around 4 today I'v been up 4 the past few days doing everything I could. But honestly I think it was just something internal and out of my hands.
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    I am sorry you lost him:hugs But I would rather they pass young than to keep on lingering and die later anyway. Like you said, maybe internal problems. Hope the rest do well.
     
  5. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:His siblings are all great actually I guess I'm lucky about that *hugs* thank you he is very missed [​IMG] was the sweetest little chick I've raised. But on a good note my other batch of chicks are due any time now, so life goes on [​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I am sorry about your quail chick. [​IMG] Quail babies are very delicate and it is very common to lose one or two of them at brooding time. They require a lot more attention to detail than chicken chicks. But you did your best and good luck with your new babies! [​IMG]
     

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