Quail Massacre Last Night!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by creekrocket, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. creekrocket

    creekrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I work nights, and usually don't get a phone call from my wife until around 08:00. This morning she called me, with my 7yr old crying in the background ,saying that' a raccoon had killed all but five of our quail we hatched from our own eggs( for the first time).!!!!
    Talk about one angry Moe Foe....so, anyone in need of a coonskin cap in the next week or so, just let me know.
    Thanks to a forum member, I schould be getting some eggs in the mail at the end of this week.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with resolving the problem. Refortify your coop/pen, and keep a live trap set constantly.
     
  3. QuailNewbee

    QuailNewbee Out Of The Brooder

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    That's awful ! I'm only about a month into quail and I love them ! can't imagine what I would do.

    Hope you catch the bugger !

    Val
     
  4. momo18clara

    momo18clara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Stupid raccoon! Live traps are definitely the way to go. Good luck!
     
  5. QuailNewbee

    QuailNewbee Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't believe it ! I lost one of mine last night !!! [​IMG] Work up to the one roo " crowing " his little head off. Came out to a pile of feathers... I had to separate a bully hen and my 2 roos had started fighting a week ago. had them in a temporary fix , housed in a large dog crate. I've never seen raccoons here.. all I can think of is cat or a snake....

    I'm devastated =(
     

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