HELP! My dogs ate my birds.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Littleducky, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Littleducky

    Littleducky In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2008
    La Center, Wa
    I have two dogs and I had 48 baby quail...........

    I now have two dogs and 27 quail. When I got back into the garage there were 5 dead and the other 16 were missing... In the dogs bellies.

    I just want to know this isn't going to hurt them will it. I know it was my mistake I forgot that they were outside. I don't let them out when I have the garage door open. I just worry about the small bones. Sadly they dogs look about as content as they can be.

    I don't think that there will be any problems but I just feel awful.
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    If they were my dogs, they'd have more to worry about than small bones. :thun

    Aside from how I feel about such a massacre and what I would do about it, I don't think you have anything to worry about. [​IMG]
  3. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Just a warning.... Once they get the taste of blood in their mouth. They will try it again and again and again. So be warned the dogs will try to get back to them. I am so sorry..
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    I think your puppy will be fine. He may get an upset stomache, so keep an eye on him if he stays in the house. I've cleaned up too many aftermaths of upset ain't pretty..

    You really need to make sure they cannot repeat the stunt. Now that they know those little fluffy cockroaches(what my hubby calls our baby quail. LOL) are edible and more like moving kibbles n' bits, they are more apt to want second helpings.

    I think you won't have to worry about the dog getting sick. Just in case keep an eye out for gagging, coughing, excessive vomit, and any other signs their snack didn't go down so well.

  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I agree with the other poster. From now on, your dogs CANNOT be trusted anywhere near your birds. Please keep them apart. Don't "forget" in the future. Your quail deserve better than that.
  6. Littleducky

    Littleducky In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2008
    La Center, Wa
    Thanks for all of the input. I just feel so awful about what happened, knowing that it could have been prevented.

    The rest of the quail are all doing well and the dogs are on lock down for a long time.

    I know that I have to be extra careful from now on, and I had always been in the past. Things just got away from me and I should have known better.

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