- Jun 4, 2019
I built a 2ft x 3ft quail cage which has 1/2in hardware cloth on all sides but one. There was chicken wire on the back side yesterday and one quail had scraped its head (we could see feathers and blood). We took the chicken wore off and replaced it with a pet proof house screen yesterday after the initial incident. Well, I came home today to 2 quail that look like they got scalped and I cannot figure out why...they are still moving around and eating and drinking but look terrible.. how/why did this happen?! The only thing I can think is that my cage may be too tall and they are trying to fly up and hitting their heads on the hardware cloth. My other thought is placement of the cage. We have it in our garage but next to a window - could that be a reason for the crazy activity/injury?? Thank you in advance for any ideas!