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What can I feed this chick?

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pervertedpolly Wed 20-Jul-16 20:32:29

I have rescued a chick of some sorts from my drain pipe, no idea what bird, but it has all its feathers and they are brown! Managed to get a pipettes and give it some water but what can I do now? If I leave it outside I'm almost certain one of the many cats around will eat him :-(
Can I feed him for a few days until he gets stronger? If so, on what??

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Wed 20-Jul-16 20:33:29


KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Wed 20-Jul-16 20:33:48

We need photos, btw.

ThinkPinkStink Wed 20-Jul-16 20:34:07

Egg yolk?

MissClarke86 Wed 20-Jul-16 20:34:43

It's worth ringing a local wildlife rescue place. Often they need antibiotics. You'll also need to keep him warm.

pervertedpolly Wed 20-Jul-16 20:35:41

Hope this loads ok?

pervertedpolly Wed 20-Jul-16 20:37:12

I have called one and they told me to leave it where I found it so the mother could feed it or simply let nature take its course...

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Wed 20-Jul-16 20:46:27

I want to cover him in kisses.

FernieB Wed 20-Jul-16 20:48:49

Hope that helps. Poor little thing - hope he's okay.

pervertedpolly Wed 20-Jul-16 20:57:40

Thank you for the link FernieB, I'll have a read. He seems to have perked up and is chirping so I've popped him on the inside of a window sill upstairs and left the window open. Hopefully his mum will make an appearance!

EyeRollChampion Thu 21-Jul-16 11:22:44

Wildlife rescues are inundated with calls about baby birds this time of year. If you've had it in for a few days they will probably take it off your hands. They're much better equipped to deal with them.

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