This makes me so mad...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by peewee, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to a farmers market today and heard some turkeys calling. Needless to say I had to go see them and look at what I found. There were all these little quail babies piled up on top of one another and this little guy right on the bottom. Yes, I know that he could have been the runt. Yes, I know that others are going to pick on him. But what I don't get is why he was out there for sale and why he was not separated from the others to give him a little time to recoup. I talked the "lady" into giving him to me and when I picked him up to put him into his cage he is nothing but skin and bones. No those are not dark feathers on him but poop smeared from one end to the other. I am not sure he would even survive a bath at the moment. I will wait and see how he is doing in a day or two then see if I can get some of that poop off. Not trying to open a can of worms here but just had to rant for a second.

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  2. ihvpower

    ihvpower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the baby is very fortunate that you went there :)
     
  3. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep thank goodness you came along [​IMG]
     
  4. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is indeed a very lucky baby! [​IMG]

    But it's frustrating that people would let animals get like that [​IMG]
     
  5. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Indeed!
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Poor thing! [​IMG]
     
  7. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    [​IMG] Mean people suck. [​IMG]
     
  8. wyo-helpmeet

    wyo-helpmeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Amen! Poor baby [​IMG]
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Poor little baby. I'm glad you took him home! Hope he's feeling better soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Some people make me so mad!! At our local auction a few weeks ago, someone had brought in 30 1-day-old quail chicks. It wouldn't have been so bad, but it was kind of cool, and the box they were in was way too big. I didn't stay around for the auction, but I was betting that most of them would have been dead by the time they reached the auction block. Plus, the person that brought them wasn't watching them, and some guy's kid was over there with the top of the box open, picking them up. I told the kid to leave them alone, cause it is very easy to kill them. THEN the guy made his kid get away, and the owner appeared out of nowhere to save them. Idiots.... [​IMG]

    Glad you saved this one, but don't be surprised if it dies. Here's hoping it doesn't [​IMG]
     

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