Suspicious Los of Diamond Doves

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Poultry4Health, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Poultry4Health

    Poultry4Health Songster

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    Once I found a young Dove dead with feathers around. I thought the young one had a fight with the parents. No after a few months another one found dead. Looked like electrocuted (though no electricity around) Both feather lower ends had a quarter a cm black areas as if burnt or dried blood that could be scrapped. Upper lip of the beak half missing with same black crust over there too. I placed the cage in the varandah. It was an egg laying female , the male is perfectly fine.No other injury anywhere on the body. In the morning I found the eyes had sunken deep. The bird was found dead in middle of the cage in sitting position. Any guess?.
     
  2. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    Stress is why it probably died in the cage. But I’m not too sure what injured them in the first place
     
  3. Poultry4Health

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    I suspect small sized rat that could squeeze through the half inch spaced bars of the cage.
     
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