Someone PLEASE HELP (bobwhite quail)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by That Quail Lady, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. That Quail Lady

    That Quail Lady Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 8, 2016
    I know that most disease work the same in all poultrty so anyone that can help please do so.The chicks feet are swollen black and were bleeding.

    And the hen has one eye swollen shut and has blood and weird liquids oozing out of the back of her head. The whole head is twice its normal size it almost looks as if her head was set on fire.




  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    How many chicks do you have and do any of the others show similar symptoms? It might have got stuck somewhere in the brooder.
    The hen probably boinked into the top of her cage. Keep her alone in a warm place, in a cage with a soft top to allow her to heal.
  3. davedavey

    davedavey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2013
    washington state
    Normal head trauma for quail. If she is with other birds could be over breading! Or another bird is trying to kill it. That is what aggressive quail will do. Or could have ripped its head on something. But that is usually a sign of aggressive pen mates.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016

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