We have been raising domestic quail for over 6 months. Today we had the oddest issue. The quail were fine when we checked them yesterday morning and then this afternoon two were dead and one was very lethargic. We removed the ant covered dead birds and put the lethargic one into a recovery pen. Feed was fine, water was flowing normally, air flow to the pens is good and they are well shaded.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom or explanation?
Posted on September 4, 2012 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment
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Posted on May 10, 2012 at 11:53pm — 4 Comments
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