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.