Egg damage: predator/ pest or not?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Acre4Me, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    we keep our quail in the garage. There is a small gap at edge of the garage door that could allow a mouse or rat in. So far we have not had any pests, although there was evidence that previous older owners of home had a mouse issue in the past, but successfully got rid of them. We sweep often and keep feed in metal bins. We found this egg yesterday, and I can’t tell if this is egg damage from a quail, or if it might be from a mouse (or rat). The egg had fallen out of the cage and was on the table that the cages sit on when I found it. I found it within 45 min of it being there as I had just cleaned the entire area (cages/tables/floor) thoroughly. Not knowing what it looks like when a mouse or rat eats an egg, I figured I’d ask here. If rodents are thinking this is a place to be we want to dissuade them now. 1C5177BF-269D-4EC4-9476-29E129212BCF.jpeg 899E9FC1-829C-4FBB-B9B8-371FF3C6F351.jpeg
     
  2. If the egg was not there 45 minutes prior then I would say that something 'SUCKED' the insides out of the egg as the old timers would say.
     

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