Spraddle legs in quail! Please help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ApriltheQuail, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. ApriltheQuail

    ApriltheQuail Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2016
    My first quail hatched yesterday, the first one was fine but the other 3 have all got spraddle leg. I'm not sure why this is because I used a non slip material in the incubator, but even so, 3/4 have got this. I am really worried about them, I tried the elastic band thing yesterday but they just lay on their front with their legs sticking out the back, so today I replaced the elastic bands with small strips of plasters, I'm still worried that they are struggling to actually stand on their legs. It's heartbreaking to watch, the poor things are absolutely exhausted and I really don't know what to do about it.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thank you so much,

    A worried new mummy.

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