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A SNAKE KILLED MY QUAIL!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by magikchick, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
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    I can't belive my luck. I went to the swap today and bought 2 quail to go with the one little lonely one I had. I walked out to the pen to see how they are doing and a snake is eating my tuexdo quail! It had it about half way swallowed when I walked up. Darn it!
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    awh I am so sorry!! My dad warned me about that, i'm just hoping that since I have them in a shadey area that snakes dont want to wander into that area [​IMG] We are going to be putting chicken wire around the bottom part of the fence surrounding my quail, but that wont keep a skinny snake out ....it sucks that you had to deal with that im so sorry!
     
  3. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would spreading something uncomfortable to slither over..put around the outside perimeter of the pen help from future visits? Like crushed limestone? Not the tumbled kind, the sharp jagged stuff...

    Sorry it happened! [​IMG]
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I am sorry to hear of your loss. [​IMG]


    Monarch23 why not use 1/4" or 1/2" hardwire cloth? Much better than chicken wire and it would have to be a really small snake to get through there and certainly not one that would be a threat to the quail.
     
  5. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was raising about 150 quail in one of my horse stalls and I walk in... There's this huge rat snake with about 3 bulges lying across the floor... That snake was removed from the property and taken away to another part of the county.

    Then about a week later, I'm in the stall again and am looking behind a garbage can that held the quail feed and I see a quail. Well, I reach down to move the bird and it's stuck fast to the wall. A snake had it partially in its mouth and was trying to pull it through a small hole in the wall!

    I guess Snakes Gotta Eat Too...
     
  6. monarc23

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    Quote:honestly, i feel quite stupid right now *blushes* YOU'RE so right!!! My duh moment for the day [​IMG] THANK YOU! LOL!
     
  7. monarc23

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    Quote:yes they do, I just hope they ASK me first before they try to take any of mine, I just may give them one that I dont need LOL!
     
  8. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Yeah I can't blame the snake, I took it down the road and turned it loose. It could have gotten one of the rats that's running around instead. Had to be my tuxedo the one I hatch myself. That's what really sucks.
     
  9. wasatusay

    wasatusay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put down Rattlesnake brand sulfur around my fences, coops, bird feeders and shrubs where the chickens may hang out and a snake might like to be. I lost one baby last year to a snake and some eggs. I will be putting the first dust down once this storm system we are in now is over. The days are getting plenty warm enough for the thieves to be out. Darn if I am going to lose any of the baby bantams that I had hatch the last two months. Seems like it takes forever for the babies to get bigger than a golf ball.
     
  10. monarc23

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    Quote:where can I buy something like that at a farm store?
     

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