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Seeking advice: Pheasant and chicks moved into garden (1 Viewer)


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We have a female pheasant who moved into our garden on Saturday with about 12 tiny chicks. They have moved onto the bottom terrace lawn which is about 26m x 5m. There are steps and stone walls all around, so the chicks can't get out (but mum can). There are also a lot of trees on one side, in our neighbour’s garden, so they have shade.

However, the chick numbers have gone down, and this morning I think she has 6 or 7 chicks left. I'm putting down water, chick crumb and mealworms for them. I know nothing about looking after birds and I really want to do anything I can to help this little family. I'm keeping my distance most of the time so mum doesn't get too stressed and our dog is banned from the back garden while they are here.

What else can I do to help?

Any advice really really appreciated, thank you.


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United Kingdom
Welcome to the Forum, I think you are doing all you can, they will unfortunately just have to take their chances, good luck with them .


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Thanks Steve. .
I’m not sure how long it will be before they can fly, or at least get big enough to go up the steps, and into other areas of the garden. I’ll just have to hope that the fates are kind to them.
Thank you 😊

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