Wingless quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by winstonsgrrrl, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. winstonsgrrrl

    winstonsgrrrl In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2009
    We had a coon or something get five of our quail last night. It wasn't pretty, and now we have one without a wing. It seems to be getting around fine. Do we just leave it? Separate it from the rest until it heals? Cull it?
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    It will probably go into shock or already is......some electrolytes will help, keep her/him warm and quiet. Clean up the wound if you can and it may be a good idea to keep her separate so the other don't pick at her. Hope she recovers!
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Any updates? [​IMG]
  4. Kullas

    Kullas Crowing

    Jul 23, 2009
    Ellijay Ga.
    Im sorry for your loss. if that were to happen in my pens and they were still alone but missing a wing i would cull it [​IMG]
  5. winstonsgrrrl

    winstonsgrrrl In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2009
    I checked on it this morning, and it had died. Thanks for your help, though.
  6. CARS

    CARS Songster

    Sorry to hear that. Even though your situation is over...

    Last summer I had a 3 or 4 week old roo that had broken a wing. Not sure what happened but anyway every time the roo would lay down he would lay on his wing. When he got up he would stand on it. After a few weeks he managed to rip it off somehow.

    I gave him some electrolites and cleaned the wound. After a few days he was eating, drinking and getting around fine. I guess I got lucky.

    And that is how we got Uno, the one winged wonder. Gardian of the silkies. (had to put him somewhere else cause the other birds picked on him. The silkies don't know anything is wrong with Uno)

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