As of Monday morning we have seven Parent Reared chicks on the ground. Saturday afternoon I got to go out with Robert Doyle and Charlie Shafer to check a little guy that had hatched earlier in the day!
It is so cool to see adults act like Velociraptors! These birds are intent on protecting their little fluff ball, so Robert and Charlie held the adults back while I picked up the chick. Robert and Charlie can’t watch what I am doing so I was instructed to yell “got him” when I picked the chick up and “out” when I was at the door.
He is a tiny guy but they were really happy with his weight gain.