Important advice on Blue Crane chicks found ‘abandoned’ on or near roads

  1. If the chick is not visibly injured, the rule of thumb is to leave it undisturbed if its life is not in danger.
  2. Guide it out of the road without putting yourself in harm’s way, preferably into the closest field. If the chick lies down in the road you CAN pick it up and carry it out of the road a safe distance and into the nearest field.
  3. The Blue Crane adults will return to their nest site, they will call and will most likely find their chick again – like they do daily.

Blue Cranes in the Overberg & elsewhere are all dealing with the trials & tribulations of parenthood. There is nary a pair who does not have a chick or two underfoot at the moment. But, adults do have to forage in wider areas than just around their immediate nest sites. This leaves chicks, like children, with the opportunity to get up to no good.

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