By Chris R.
Given the growing number of domestic animals without safe, caring homes, the Sanctuary generally does not support the breeding of animals. It appears that Jewel Peahen is unaware of our breeding stance, however, strategically hiding a nest amongst a grove of apple trees in the Sanctuary orchard!
The first sign of Jewel’s nesting activity was on Tuesday morning, when she surprised one of the volunteers by emerging from the undergrowth with two very sweet, and very fluffy, newly hatched youngsters!
Jewel is an amazing mum, showing her peachicks (or is that ‘chickpeas'?!) how to scratch and forage for food, and where the best treats can be found.
Welcome to the Sanctuary little ones - we hope you have a happy life here!