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Chiese quials (button Quial) disappered

Discussion in 'Quail' started by amyschickens1, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. amyschickens1

    amyschickens1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep 3 males and 2 females and I was thinking about getting more tomorrow
    but when I came back from work this afternoon I found only 2 of my males left
    1 of the males has some of its fethers missing
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like some kind of predation.
     
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, second that. If you are not completely certain the cage is 110 % predator-proof, it probably isn't. Depending on what predators you have where you live, it can be anything from cats to snakes, rats, raccoons and lizards.
     
  4. amyschickens1

    amyschickens1 Out Of The Brooder

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    we live in Scotland
     
  5. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any English around? I'd suspect them...

    Otherwise it could be weasels, or is that the same as English? Otherwise cats, snakes or raccoons, though I don't know if you guys have the last two.
     
  6. mcad

    mcad Out Of The Brooder

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    I would be way too wary of having buttons outside. Mine are inside. They are so tiny and flighty. If they are all together they could have attacked each other, buttons are very territorial.
     

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