Every year in spring and summer many chicks are rescued unnecessarily by well-meaning people. A common myth is that birds won’t accept their chicks back after being touched by humans.
Reuniting a chick with its family gives it the best chance of survival. Even with the best care, we cannot teach them the essential life skills for their species. Read on for guidelines on if you need to bring a baby chick in to care.
Thanks to our friends at Sydney Wildlife Rescue for the above resources and for caring for our Australian wildlife!
Read more on care for chicks here.
VSOS acknowledges the Dharawal people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate. We pay respect to the Elders and their families, past, present, and emerging, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.