1. Coming into the World: Nests

Chicks in Captivity
Captive-raised chicks have it easy! Their eggs start out under real adult cranes. But later, they are moved to drawer-like incubators. These "nests" keep the the eggs and chicks warm, dry, and safe as they hatch.
Chicks in the Wild
Wild chicks are born on nests made of mud, sticks, and reeds. The nests float in marshes or shallow ponds or marshy banks. Being near water allows the chicks to swim and be near food sources.