Caring for Injured Quail

Injured quail happen, and can happen easily, usually from one another. Too many males or too few females and you are going to see head and neck injuries in your quail.

Injuries happen. It could be from having: – too many quails in a cage – too many male quail in a cage – not enough females for a male that is breeding them – putting a new quail into a coop with other quail – predator attack

All but the first of those above have happened to me, and the first is prevented by having a lot of cages available to prevent that.

Separate the injured quail. I have a medical kit for chickens that I keep stored in a plastic tote, this doubles as a place to keep a bird that I need to separate, especially a small quail.

What You Need – triple antibiotic cream (without pain killer) – cayenne pepper – Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol – a vitamin boost for chicks (or adults) that need a boost – eye drops – a chick hatched with a slightly puffy, runny eye

Cayenne Pepper acts as a painkiller.