Deformed Bluebird Fledgling


My last fledgling has a leg that is growing straight sideways. His foot sticks out behind and right of his head. He’s 27 days old. Parents still feeding, but I don’t think he’ll fledge, let alone survive if he manages to get fledged. Any advice?

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susanzone5 (NY)

I've seen many birds survive with one leg. Leave it alone. Let nature take its course. Survival of the fittest. Not everything is perfect.

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Thank you, I agree; but I don’t think he can fit through the opening with that leg. Should I prop the large door open and hope he doesn’t fall?

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