I mentioned in this post that the chick concerned died the next day.
The day after there was another dead chick by our verandah.
Today we found a third dead chick while we were gardening.
Starting to panic about bird flu?? I must admit it crossed my mind! The truth, however, is not so sensational. It is interesting though.
There is a wild yam growing this time of year, which, if the chicks eat it, sends them blind. And, being blind, they cannot eat. They basically starve to death. Having witnessed a few of the sick chicks, I suspect the yam may have other effects as well.
The chick we nursed back to health also died while we were away on this weekend. It's all a little bit sad.