This is for Coturnix quail... I recently introduced one male to a group of 6 females. They are in a rabbit hutch with 1/2"x1" wire floor and 1"x1" wire sides on 3 sides and plywood on one side. They also have a little wooden shelter inside as well. Today, I found one of my females battered with many feathers missing and a large cut across (like when you want to decapitate a bird) from the back of her neck. Could this be from the male too enthusiastically trying to mate or from them always sticking out their necks between the holes in the wire? I was thinking from the missing feathers, maybe, but the cut makes me think otherwise. I also have caught two stray/feral cats around the hutch and shooed them away. I have removed the tattered female and put her in 'quarantine' to see if she can heal up.