Chicks do drown if not protected. If she is off the nest, she will cover the chicks or eggs with her wings, for example, paula from Mission Viejo. Try a high cover so as to protect them and not scare the mother, if the mother is sitting on the nest, there is nothing you can do but watch and pray, there is a pair nesting. CA asked about Doves And Rain, sometimes, we are getting rain and I am worried they don't have adequate protection.
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