Sick quail chick? Splayed legs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lisameow, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a photo of on of my baby king quails. Is sibling looks as alert and healthy as ever but when I went down he was laying down and didn't try to get away when I picked him up. He's very lethargic and he can't even hold his little head up:( plus I think he has splayed legs. What do?? He was healthy yesterday?[​IMG]

    UPDATE: We've given him a little bit of egg yolk and water and have made him a tiny brace with some thread and a bit of bandaid. He seems to be doing a tiny bit better as now he can hold his head up and is calling for his mom. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Q QUAIL S

    Q QUAIL S Out Of The Brooder

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    I have used tape for the splayed legs on my chicks. One did die from splayed legs that is because the others kept on stepping on it. If you make sure that the others don't step on it. It should live it looks like it is getting better since he called to his mom and held his head up. Hope the little chick survives.
     
  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck :D
     
  4. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, sadly he died. he just started getting weaker and weaker. We did everything, we kept him warm and made sure he had food and water. I guess this kind of thing happens though but it's still sad:(
     
  5. Q QUAIL S

    Q QUAIL S Out Of The Brooder

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    I AM SO SORRY.[​IMG]
     
  6. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, at least he's in a better place now. I don't think I'll be hatching quails for a while yet though haha
     
  7. Q QUAIL S

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    I hope you have better luck next time. By the way in the picture that you posted the little quail looks adorable, and I [​IMG]it's coloring. I wish I had baby quail!!
    But again I wish you better luck next time. I am so sorry.[​IMG]
     
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