Urgent - Quail with large wound on back

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sanzhin, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Sanzhin

    Sanzhin New Egg

    Jun 16, 2016
    So it was raining pretty hard so i decided to bring my 3 quails inside
    the other two are fine but one has a large wound on her back and i can see bone... it isnt bleeding too much though
    i'm pretty sure it has happened in the last hour because she was fine when i last checked

    What should i do
    At the moment i have her separated from the other two quails and in a fishtank inside... She also doesn't look distressed or anything, she is just standing in her food staring at me.
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    Would you clarify, did this happen while she was outside or after you brought her in? Whichever cage it happened in, most likely needs improvements, I would think it's caused by boinking into the roof.
    That said, quail can survive horrible injuries. Keep her warm an comfortable and separated from the others. If you have a suitable antibiotic to feed her, do that. An antibiotic ointment might also be good. Feed her hard boiled eggs if she'll eat it. As long as she behaves as she usually would, she stands a good chance.
  3. Sanzhin

    Sanzhin New Egg

    Jun 16, 2016
    She got the wound when she was outside and they live in the bottom part of a chicken coop about a metre high
    Also earlier i noticed the other female had been chasing her and pecked her
    At the time i didnt worry too much but that may have been the cause

    We have chickens so i have a large supply of eggs to feed her so ill get to boiling some

    Thanks for the reply
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016

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