Nov 072015
 

The chicks are now six weeks old and parents Hannah and Casey are eating well, and in turn keeping the chicks growing and now getting their feathers.  Weights are all now over 600 grams but this will probably drop later on.  We took feather samples for dna but our guess is two boys and two girls.  Photos show, firstly the chicks in the nest, a bit dark but worth a look.

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Next photos show Hannah feeding one of the chicks in a holding box after being weighed, and then one of the four chicks, showing colours coming on their heads.  They are quite used to being handled now for weighing, and we also replace their nest material regularly.

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