All my Quails Killed

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Poultry4Health, May 10, 2018.

  1. Poultry4Health

    Poultry4Health Songster

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    Found all of my 6 quails dead an hour ago. All but one had heads missing and good 2.5 inch whole in the wire mesh cage with wires pulled inside. One bird was eaten in a two inch diameter others just had missing heads, could not find the heads anywhere around.What could it be? Rat, Mongoose etc.There was a poop lying near the cage about 1.25 inches long and half an inch thick, pic is attached. All happened during night as the birds were stiff.
     

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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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  4. Poultry4Health

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    Update: just saw a Mongoose near the cage.
     

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