LIKE ducklings, a pheasant chick can get left behind, and in a large brood she will not be missed.
However, once left behind they are easy prey for passing magpies, crows, cats, weasels, stoats and foxes. Sadly they will not last very long unless picked up by a human.
IF YOU FIND AN ORPHANED OR LOST PHEASANT CHICK ..
More than likely you will be in the middle of nowhere and reading this on your mobile device.
So, pick the little chick up and keep it warm in a loosely closed fist. Can you place it somewhere safe until you return to your vehicle or home?
Perhaps your hat, down your jumper? Taking care not to injure it
Keep it away from any undue stress or noise such as barking dogs. Ring a Rescue ASAP.
The pheasant chicks in the above image were hatched and reared at the Wildlife Orphanage. They were kept in a Brinsea Brooder before being moved to a larger cage with overhead heat lamp.
The chicks were initially fed on chickcrumbs and a very shallow drinks fountain which had pebbles placed in to stop the chicks from drowning.
Never overcrowd pheasant chicks as they can smother smaller chicks. Bullying and sparring can take place, so you must observe them carefully.
Red Grouse (Lagopus Lagopus) is not a species we have ever had in Rescue. They live only on grouse moors and feed on heather shoots. The above image is of a male grouse with the red eyebrow.
On the 1st April, a female hedgehog was admitted with lacerations and a broken leg. These were caused by a dog attack. The leg had to be amputated
The Wildlife Orphanage has had an influx of small hedgehogs over the last few weeks. These are the Autumn Juveniles, born late in the year. They are often seen out in daytime and looking a bit wobbly. Please act quickly if you see one as they go downhill rapidly.
With winter just around the corner, these little hogs will be just too light for hibernation. They need to put on lots of weight to see them through the winter.
If you see a tiny hedgehog roaming about, often in daylight,
Please ring 0771 1883072 for advice.