Caring for Injured Quail

Quail are going to get injured no matter what you do. But it is easy to treat them and get them healed up quickly and back out in their cage.

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 – some males need more females – putting a new quail into a coop with other quail – predator attack

The first step is to 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 contains a variety of antioxidants and vitamins. It is a pain reliever as well as an anti-inflammatory.

When a quail has been scalped (or any skin is missing) I mix up some cayenne pepper and water to make a paste.

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