What came first? The chick or the egg?
We say the main thing is alive and well! Between March and August the breeding season is in full swing. Although we prefer natural breeding, in some cases it is necessary to hand-feed the chicks. The first eggs of extremely rare and endangered species will be artificially incubated and raised in order to increase the chance of a second clutch of eggs.
In the same way the eggs of birds that cracked their eggs or threw them out of the nest in the past will be artificially incubated. The chicks will then be brought up in the station for young birds. In certain cases and for different reasons some parents will not accept their offspring. Hand-feeding becomes necessary here as well which can be extremely complex for many species because the natural environmental conditions need to be imitated.