Baby quail has hatched and not looking too good help as I am quail sitting for my school this weekend...

(4 Posts)
NotInTheMood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:12:25

He hatched thurs early hours apparently. Kept in incubator for more than 24 hrs but has been unable to stand. He looks a bit malnourished compared to his two siblings. I've just moved him into the brood with his siblings hoping the covering (sawdust) would help him to stand not to no avail. How can I get him to eat or drink and if so how often. He's really struggling and been try to kick his legs out he looks worn out poor fella.

NotInTheMood Fri 22-Mar-13 17:13:24

Sorry typing too fast

GypsyTart Sun 31-Mar-13 21:11:04

Try him on a bit of kitchen towel or a bathroom towel even. It might help him grip better. Sometimes they take a while to get on their feet. Leave him by the water and food every now and then and make sure he's not too hot under the heat lamp.

GypsyTart Sun 31-Mar-13 21:13:36

Ah, just noticed the date you posted! Did the little fella make it?

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