Something wrong with legs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by RedBrush Farm, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 26 quail in the brooder. One of them is laying on its side and is getting cold so I don't expect it to make it. Another, however, falls over on his side and kicks his legs like he can not stand. if he gets up or if i help him up he is fine and runs around like all the others. He is eating and drinking and appears very strong. His legs are not spraddled, they just go to one side. One shoulder does seem a little higher than the other. Any Suggestions?? ( I did try a splint - bandaid - but then he could not get up at all)[​IMG]

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    BK in SE Missouri
     
  2. mates5

    mates5 Out Of The Brooder

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    i think he probably just didnt develope the correct way in the egg or he could have some problems:welcome:yiipchick
     
  3. the outdoorsman

    the outdoorsman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. When this happens do you let them do their thing, or cull them?[​IMG]
     
  5. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You might want to cull the one laying down, but the one falling might be fine. How often does he do it?
     
  6. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is fine until another chick runs into him. I would say he is down less than half the time.
     
  7. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't cull any yet, give them about 12 hours and then decide.
     
  8. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am always unsure how long to wait. I want them to survive, but do not want them to suffer.

    Thanks
     

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