Jun 4

All is not well in the nest

Category: animals

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There used to be three; now there is only one. Where did they go? I don’t see any corpses around… A few weeks ago an egg was thrown over the side; now another has been tossed. Only the hen knows why. The remaining chick is much larger than it was before; maybe it will make it.

We’ve been having high winds here lately so we’ve reinforced the nest fixture with duct tape and hooks so that it won’t get blown away.

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  1. spleeness June 4th, 2008 11:22 PM

    Aww. I wonder what happened to the others. I don’t know if this kind of thing is common and there’s often very few survivors, but I have heard harsh stats that say 50% of all chicks will not make it. Even in an ideal situation — protected from the rain & wind under our porch much better than a tree, life is still hard for wee wild ones.

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