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Old Thursday 5th May 2011, 17:20   #1
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Moorhen Chicks

Hi. We have moorhen chicks in our garden. They have been stranded next to our walled pond and appear to be going nowhere. The parents are always very skittish and afraid. We are not sure where their nest is, it may be in the thick vegetation surrounding the pond. If it is, then the chicks will not be able to scale the wall to get back to the nest.

We are leaving them well alone for the time being but believe that they are susceptible to cold and would like to re-unite them with their parents/nest.

Does anyone have advice?
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Old Friday 6th May 2011, 08:52   #2
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Can you rig up a temporary ramp down from the wall into the pond? Maybe using rigid plastic mesh and/or bits of wood?
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Good Idea. We have quite a bit of planking in the shed. Unfortunately we lost one last night but if we can save the others that would be good
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