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Quails were plucked on the side and found dead in their hutches

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DPQuail, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. DPQuail

    DPQuail Hatching

    Dec 9, 2016
    We are still new quail oweners, yet today when we checked up on them we found 2 lying on the ground dead and one hobbling around with feathers dragging behind it. We picked up the two dead ones. One had been plucked on one side to the flesh, dried blood the other we only saw a bloody beak. The third one is inside with us and it too had been plucked on one side. We do live in the desert so we think an animal did this. Thoughts?

  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Maybe a cat? There are plenty of owned and feral cats running around.

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