So I have something going on at least I think. I have now had a total of 5 adult birds and 4 chicks die in a one week period and I am not sure what is going on. It started with my Gambel quail, I had 4 together in a cage 2 males and 2 females. One day I come home and one of the females is dead, no signs of damage on her so I didn't think it was fighting but wasn't sure how she died. Next day I get home and one of the males is missing a huge clump of feathers on the back of his neck, so I am like wait a min maybe they are fighting. I was in the middle of their breading season. So I remove that male and put him in a cage by himself and I think my problems solved. Wrong. I also had 4 chicks inside the house about two weeks old. I have 3 of them die one day at a time so every day a new one is dead. Next day I get home the two Gambels together are dead along with one of my coturnix quail that are in another cage that was yesterday. Today I got home to my last chick being dead and the last Gambel I had. So now I am down to two coturnix birds and I don't know what to do. Sorry for the long story but I can't put my finger on it. I live in Arizona so I was thinking maybe the heat? But they why did the chicks in the house die? And the Gambels are native to Arizona and shouldn't have any problem with the heat. Any help would be helpful.