Hello friends and family
The season is rolling on and the juveniles are coming home to moult. We will be checking them carefully to make sure that they are up to weight and moult successfully. On Tuesday 2 chicks had lost 20% of their weight when we gave them their 90-day check and so we brought them in. I was pleased to see both mum and dad at home the next day so at least they are still alive!
On Thursday we brought in another 3 chicks with weight loss and it seems that they have sore throats that make swallowing painful so have not been eating. The rest of them are doing fine. We also picked up an underweight moulting juvenile and weighed another that was over 8 Kg!
The weather went from scorching to freezing with gale force winds during the week which made things difficult. Robbie, Dom and I went to the hui on Friday to help progress the implementation of the reserve management plan.
Yesterday Hiltrun, Elaine and I set out to do the 90-day health checks on the chicks but it was too cold to collect blood easily. We brought home 2 more thin chicks. We will try again on Tuesday
Have a great week!