Squirrels stealing quail eggs??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by LedgeWoods, May 17, 2017.

  1. LedgeWoods

    LedgeWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep some bobwhite quail in with my peacocks in a large "remodelled" corncrib. Monday I surprised a squirrel in the pen who quickly scaled up the inside of the pen about 10', squeezed out and ran away. I've had sporadic bobwhite egg laying...I havent had a pea egg in over a week also. Is that squirrel (or squirrels!) possibly stealing or eating eggs?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Squirrels will steal bird eggs and also can eat baby birds too :(,
     
  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed! Same with rats, apparently they carry off the egg whole, not snack on it in the nest :eek: !
     
  4. LedgeWoods

    LedgeWoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...That's what I feared. Got one squirrel in a trap today & ironically my peahen rewarded my efforts with an egg in her nest Going to keep trapping to thin the squirrel herd as much as I can!
     
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