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Quail Eggs Gone!

Postby mcleanfamily » Jun 13th, 2016, 12:13 pm

A mama quail laid 9 eggs in our garden, and roosted on them for about 3 weeks. The neighbor's cat attacked her twice last week, and after the second attack, the mama quail didn't come back :( I woke to find 5 eggs missing, and half an hour later, all of them missing! No shells. What happened??
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Re: Quail Eggs Gone!

Postby Fancy » Jun 13th, 2016, 12:20 pm

First guess - magpies. They love quail.
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Re: Quail Eggs Gone!

Postby looking4one » Jun 13th, 2016, 3:29 pm

Starlings is another good guess.
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Re: Quail Eggs Gone!

Postby vegas1500 » Jun 13th, 2016, 5:01 pm

There would be a trap in my yard for that :cuss: cat........ I just had a conversation" with my neighbor about his cat attacking birds and shitting in my yard.....my dog is fenced in my yard....I don't get why people,think it's ok for cats to wander in other people's yards.....and the part that I don't get...my neighbor thought I was being unreasonable......*bleep* is wrong with people.
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Re: Quail Eggs Gone!

Postby Farmmaa » Jun 13th, 2016, 10:17 pm

mcleanfamily wrote:A mama quail laid 9 eggs in our garden, and roosted on them for about 3 weeks. The neighbor's cat attacked her twice last week, and after the second attack, the mama quail didn't come back :( I woke to find 5 eggs missing, and half an hour later, all of them missing! No shells. What happened??


Yeah, probably Magpies or crows...either way, the eggs would have been done anyhow. It's been too cool this week for them to have survived.
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Re: Quail Eggs Gone!

Postby mcleanfamily » Jun 15th, 2016, 12:11 pm

Thanks guys for your help. So sad. I wanted to help the eggs hatch. The mom was sitting on them for a good 3 weeks too until the cat scared her off. :(

Thanks again for your help!
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