Urgent help needed!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ButtonQuailBoy, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought four 3 day old bobwhite quails...and they're not eating!!! 1 isn't able to stand and just wiggles around...is it ill??? The guy told me I don't need an incubator for them? I believed him and I think he's wrong! I need help quick!!!!!! I'm just so stupid for believing him... [​IMG]
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    How old are they!?!?!

    ETA: saw the age. You need to get a light on those things! a 250 watt red heatlamp. They won't make it if you don't have a light
     
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  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Any kind of warmth if you don't have a light - a space heater, heating pad in a pinch.....
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    If you have nothing, then put 3-4 huge stuffed animals in the brooder for them to snuggle with. Also, put a blanket over the box. Make sure they can breath though!
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    What are you feeding them?
     
  6. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like idea #2!! I own a rather large collection of stuff'd animals!! I hope this works and Thank you ticks!! God Bless you!
     
  7. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm turkey crumble...Is that too big??
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Can you maybe run it through a blender or food processor to chop it up finer?
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would follow ALL of the suggestions.

    Get them under a light. They need heat and at 3 days old, they probably need more heat than what a few stuffed animals can provide. If you don't have a red heat lamp, any lamp in the house will work for now. Just something to give off heat. I used a 60watt light on mine.

    Crush up their food in a blender, coffee grinder, or food processor. Make it almost a powder.

    -Kim
     
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