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Advice on Game Birds Please

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Buster, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I have been getting set up to raise game birds. I currently own a quad of Arctic Snow pheasants (color variation on ringnecks) and also some chukars and pigeons. Most of these birds I acquired to train my bird dog, but now I would like to start breeding birds again (I think once you have the bug you always have it. It's an addiction.)

    Can anyone give me some advice on the ease of hatching and brooding some of the game birds? Bear in mind that I've had a lot of experience incubating and hatching chicken and coturnix eggs so I'm not necessarily a beginner. Birds that are on my list for consideration are:

    Ringneck Pheasant (any of the color varieties)
    Chukar Partridge
    Hungarian Partridge
    Bobwhite Quail
    Coturnix Quail (I have raised and bred these in the past with a lot of success)

    I am interested finding out how they compare to each other as far as ease of breeding, number of eggs produced, survivability rate, etc.

    Good to see you all here! Thanks in advance for any info you can give me!
     
  2. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you first get into Pheasants and Partridge ( chuckars) look below those word a little ways You will see STICKY threads and in blue under it CLICK There is a world of great info.When your in the Quail section There in the same place is a STICKY for them etc...Also when your where I said there is a Search this Forum click on it and search for your interest Best help and advice I can Give...cva34
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thanks. I have been researching for a while now and I'm pretty familiar with the site. I used to be a regular here. I'm probably going to go with pheasants, bobwhiteWhat I was hoping for was advice froms, chukars, and coturnix for now.

    What I'm hoping for is advice from those who have experience raising multiple species of game birds on how they compare to each other.

    Thanks!
     
  4. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I didn't notice you been here a lot longer than me...cva34
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    No worries!

    I am planning on additional chukars and pheasants as well as adding coturnix and bobwhites by the end of May. Still curious to know from any who have experience with game birds how they all compare to each other as far as hatching and raising.
     

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