Broody chukar! How common is this?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Woofless, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Woofless

    Woofless Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone ever had a chukar go broody? I couldn't believe this when I first saw it....First couple mornings when I came in to feed & water, I figured I happened to catch her in the process of laying an egg (all the chukars tend to lay their eggs in a couple of spots in the pen) but sure enough she's been sitting there now for a good week....and I have checked on her at different times through the day....she is almost always on this nest except for brief dashes to the feeder & water once in a while.

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    Not sure how many, if any will hatch.....but if they do, I am assuming it would be wisest to remove the chicks and put them in a brooder? There are 17 other adult chukars in this particular pen, so probably not a good place for ping-pong ball sized fuzzy butts [​IMG]
     
  2. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome I wish my chuckers would go broody!
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope she stays with it!! Bill
     
  4. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] thats awesome.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If you could separate mom and babies it would probably be best to leave them with her. Maybe put her in a cage inside the pen that the babies can't get out of?

    I don't know how common it is, but I do know that they will go broody. It's better if their habitat is more 'natural' but apparently it doesn't have to be.
     

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