The one-day-old baby birds were discovered by a member of the public on Friday, running around in Crowland, near Peterborough.
The RSPCA have since launched an investigation to find out who left the Chicks
‘I have never seen anything like it – it was just a sea of yellow,’ RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said.
‘And the noise was unbelievable. The chicks are only about a day old and are really Tiny
and quite delicate.
‘Some of the birds were dead or dying when we arrived so some, sadly, had to be humanely put to sleep. Thankfully, most of the chicks did not appear to be suffering.’
They were tiny and delicate (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)
After discovering the chicks, members of the public came to help the RSPCA put them all into boxes where they could huddle together for warmth.
It’s thought the babies came from a commercial chick producer nearby, and may have been abandoned by a third-party.
The breeder is apparently assisting the RSPCA with their investigations.
The chicks were eventually put into boxes so they could huddle together for warmth (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Members of the public rallied around to help (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)
‘The breeder came to the scene to collect the surviving birds and take them back to their unit,’ inspector Stubbs added.
‘These tiny birds wouldn’t have survived long out on their own at such a young age and in such unpredictable weather conditions.
‘For someone to dump these vulnerable chicks is unbelievable.’
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the RSPCA’s inspector appeal line on 0300 1238018.