We have a variety of birds, most of which are native to Australia. We have Budgies, Cockatiels, Zebra Finches, Bengalese Finches, Java Sparrows and Quail. The Quail do a fabulous job of tidying the aviary floor behind the other birds! All the birds are free to forage for seeds, berries and insects from the plants in the aviary as they would do in the wild. They have great flight space, plenty of nesting opportunities and many enjoy a good bath in the water fountain. The indoor space is heated to a comfortable temperature keeping them comfortable during the winter months.
We have quite a variety of poultry on site who are all free range. We have many different breeds of chicken, and ducks including Muscovy who, unlike all other ducks, are not descended from the mallard. We also have Geese and Turkeys, some of which were saved from the Christmas table!
If you come for lunch in our restaurant you may experience sharing your food with the occasional chicken who has learned that the decking area is a great source of food!
Can you help our resident animals?
At Ferne we have over three-hundred resident animals which need life-long care.
Your sponsorship means we can feed, look after and provide further enrichment for our much-loved residents.