What a day! Caught two separate familes of ducks and then had a clutch of chickens brought in on the evening!
The one family had nested in the roof garden of John Lewis in Solihull, which she has done for many years, the staff were worried that the magpies and crows were going to pick them off. The other family was from Shawhurst Lane in Hollywood with not a pond in sight.
Then on the evening we had a clutch of young chicks brought in who instantly took to the orphaned ducks as you can see!
The ducklings will all be raised on to approximately 6 weeks before being released back in to the wild. Nature starts to take over at about 3 weeks old as they become less trusting and dependent. The chicks will be raised on and re-homed.
All in all another very busy day at the centre!
Hollytrees Boarding Kennels and Cattery
Mon - Sun: 11am - 4pm
We are closed to the public on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, however we do board over this period.
Hollytrees Animal Rescue Trust
Reg Charity No: 1072094