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Rescued wild partridge eggs

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So a few days ago, my husband was cleaning out some bushes near my lilacs & came across a nest with 11 partridge eggs. He didn't disturb it. For days we watched as mama partridge flew in & out of the nest...and sit on the eggs. Well this morning when I went out to let my chickens out of the coop...there was mama partridge dead! I immediately woke up my oldest daughter and we went out to check to see if the eggs were still there...and thankfully they were.
I took the orphaned eggs and placed them in our incubator.
I'm not sure when mama had begun laying on the eggs...so I do not know how much longer until they hatch....considering they do.
Any advice on hatching wild game bird chicks is appricated:)
I've hatched many chicks....but never wild eggs!
I assume it's the same...and I'll get some game bird chick starter.
Wife & mama to 4! Crazy chicken lady...simple living & aspiring homesteader!
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Wife & mama to 4! Crazy chicken lady...simple living & aspiring homesteader!
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What kind of partridge, grouse or is it a prairie chicken? Do you have pics? It would help to know what you have.
Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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