Can the chickens I purchased recently be carnivores? I have 2 quails that live in the coop with the chickens. I usually let the chickens out and leave the quails in the coop because they are small and can easily get lost in my backyard. This morning I had 2 hospital appointments to attend and no one was going to be home, so I left all the chickens and rooster (4 in total) in the coop with the quails. This has never been an issue because I raised one of the hens and the rooster with the 2 quails together and they get along well. When I came home, it was just sheer horror. I went to let my hens and rooster to graze around the backyard and I saw that one of my quails was bleeding profusely. On closer inspection I found that the quail was severely injured. He was missing feathers from his back and the skin had been peeled off to the point where I can see veins. He was obviously attacked. I immediately removed both my quails and took the injured one to the vet. The vet said he couldn't do anything for it that I wouldn't be able to do at home. I was really sad about that. So now I'm taking care of him. I honestly thought he was going to die when I brought it home because it kept closing its eyes. But now it seems more awake. I'm keeping him warm and have provided plenty of food. But he doesn't seem to be eating. He drank lots of water at the beginning but now he isn't touching anything. Later when I went to the backyard I noticed that the 2 new chickens were eating quail feathers. I am now very concerned because of his health and I don't want to hatch new baby chicks and put them through the same thing. I can't help but feel guilty and partially responsible for not being more careful. Any help and advice would be appreciated.