Ostrich chicks update January 2020

Our little ostrich chicks that were born latter half of last year, have been growing steadily and are a happy little band of chicks. Still too small to let into the game reserve, they will be transferred into the touch farm, from there holding pen in a month or two, where they will spend a few months maturing before reintroduced back into the game reserve.

Ostrich chicks enjoying a drink of water
Ostrich chicks enjoying their paddock

We had to make the tough decision to keep the chicks in a pen rather than free roaming the game reserve, when a large bird of prey moved into the area and started feasting on the little chicks.

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