How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask August Abbott, CAS Your Own Question
August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
Category: Bird
Satisfied Customers: 2632
Experience:  Cert. Avian Specialist; Int. Assoc.Animal Behavior Consult; Pet Ind. Joint Advisory Council; author
Type Your Bird Question Here...
August Abbott, CAS is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have bo quail raised for flight. Birds keep dying in pen

Customer Question

I have bo white quail raised for flight. Birds keep dying in pen last 3 yrs. Spray/disinfect between birds treated with tetracycline and corrid with no improvement, wormed with wazine.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the bird can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the bird?
Customer: No they have adequate fresh watee, medicated quail feed and shelter. Birds in other pens not dying so something particular to this pen i assume
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  August Abbott, CAS replied 10 months ago.

I'm August Abbott, cert. avian specialist; owner of N.CA Parrot Rescue. Give me just a few minutes to review your question & respond. I'm with you

Expert:  August Abbott, CAS replied 10 months ago.

It sounds like you're doing more than enough for them and I tend to agree with your impression that something about this pen is toxic.

What is the substrate you use? How do you clean it? Do you muck it out (how often)? Do you ever totally change it (if so, when/how often)?

Are you medicating the birds in the other pens as well or just these?