Sudden death

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Athiena14, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    My older quail has been outside for three days now. This morning they were doing fine, came home to find on had died. No obvious injuries or anything. They had been eating and drinking just fine. The youngest out of the bunch just turned 4 weeks when I put them outside. He was one of the 4 week olds. Could it have been stress? The rest seem fine, but so did he when I saw them this morning.
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    What was the temp??

    At four weeks they can still have issues regulating their own body heat. Lost a few because of that in the past.

    If they get around water and get in it and get a chill they can go quick.

    Sorry for your loss
     
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  3. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

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    Last night was low 40s during the day it was high 60s. I had read 4 weeks they should have been okay, but now feel bad that I should have kept them in another week. It was also raining off and on today but most of the enclosure is protected
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Most likely it got chilled. A chill and a draft will kill a young bird very quickly. Sorry about your loss. :hugs
     
  5. Athiena14

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    :( my first time dealing with young birds... Its a learning process. It was one I hatched
     
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    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    It doesn't get better, it hurts every time, hopefully you learn from the mistakes and put them in that "rolladex" called a brain so next time you see it happening you can react quickly to rectify the situation.
     
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