Help!!!crows fell outa nest!!!what do i do!?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Justino, May 14, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    2 crows fell out their nest....they look not super babys and have feathers and 1 is dead and 1 is alive....what do i do help!!!
     
  2. DuckLady

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    Call your local fish and wildlife department. They can direct you to a bird rehabber.
     
  3. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    maybe they are fledglings and the momma crow nudged them from the nest? Just a guess.
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    be careful....we have that happen every year. They are COVERED with bugs. Probably mites.....but if you touch it, they will instantly be crawling on you. They are really disgusting.
     
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry to hear about these poor babies.

    Is the live one well or does it appear in any kind of trauma? If it is very well (lively) and you can reach the nest, you can gently return it to the nest and see if mom comes back by tomorrow for it.

    If it fell far - from an unreachable nest - it may well be hurt (given that the other one died). About all you can do for the night is place it in a box (covered but with air holes) on very soft comfy bedding and keep it in a dark quiet stress-free place and see what the situation is in the morning. Do not give food.

    It's getting late so you likely won't reach any wildlife agency now. Do you know if you have any wildlife rehab facilities in your area? With any luck the state wildlife office will know of facilities if you don't. If not back in its mom's care this little birdie will certainly need proper food and hydration by morning.

    If all else fails call a NJ wildlife rehab facility I know 609-883-6606 (Mercer County Wildlife Center) and ask for advice on what to do for the baby crow and whether they know of a list of wildlife rehab facilities so you can find one in your area. Hopefully they will be able to tell you what to do to buy time for the little munchkin.

    Thanks for trying to help [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I haven't had this experience, nor anyone I know, so you may not encounter any critters!
     
  7. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    well we have an SPCA like2 hours but thats to far for my mom to drive....it seems fine...its just laying there.....other one hit cement and died but this one feel in dirt....mommas nest is waaaay to far up....dont even know how it survived such a fall! but i think ill just leav it where it is and see what happens....
     
  8. jjthink

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    Quote:Where would that be? If it's on the ground and it's nightfall and it's mom hasn't taken it to safety by dark it will likely be in someone's stomach by morning. If no mom in the next few minutes, I would take it in as described above.
    JJ


    p.s. And then if it's in great shape in the a.m. can put it back out in same spot and see if mom shows up. If she doesn't something bad may have happened to her where she can't help. There are lots of wildlife rehab places that wouldn;t be as obvious as an SPCA. Call the state wildlife agency in the a.m. for info. And/or the Jersey place.
     
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  9. Justino

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    Quote:Where would that be? If it's on the ground and it's nightfall and it's mom hasn't taken it to safety by dark it will likely be in someone's stomach by morning. If no mom in the next few minutes, I would take it in as described above.
    JJ

    ok, then i guess ill put it in a box??? its mom is squaking and flying around like its lookin for it....could it get it back up there?
     
  10. jjthink

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    Quietly watch from a distance and see if the mom "rescues" it. She may. It's getting awfully dark but maybe she was afraid to come too close if you were nearby?

    If she tends to the baby and coaxes it to cover, leave it alone. If it gets pitch black and the little thing is still lying there vulnerable on the ground where you found it, then yes, bring it in for the night as described above.
     
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