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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    What a nice creche! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Quite a healthy-looking group. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  • seak17 by seak17

    What ratio adults:chicks will a crรจche usually have?
    My 1st thought was that the adult is outnumbered. lol

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  • jennfurr by jennfurr

    From what I've seen, there are about one-two chicks per female, with the partner hanging about/taking turns. But when the chicks get old...

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  • jennfurr by jennfurr

    ...enough to stay warm the adults go off to feed and leave all the wee ones in a group

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    It looks like many creches I've seen on PW. One or two adults for a substantial number of chicks. If a predator strikes the adult will

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    defend its own chick to the end, but that afford some protection to all of the chicks gathered together ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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