Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by LeeLee, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. LeeLee

    LeeLee Hatching

    Jun 6, 2008
    Does anyone know anything about Chuckars? Can they be raised with chicks? And kept with chickens when grown? :rolleyes:Are they easy to raise and keep? Are they good at laying eggs? I welcome all info.
  2. leghorn dude

    leghorn dude Songster

    Feb 1, 2008
    Conroe tx
    from what i have read and my 1 attempt at hatching/raising they can be a pain to hatch if you have trouble with humidity in your bator. mine was too high around hatch day i think 7 out of 50 hatched all 50 were fertile and developed most of the way once they hatch they arent that difficult i pretty much just gave mine food water and heat and they did fine game birds in general though have different immunities to diseases so some diseases that chickens dont catch easily could be passed on to the chukars and the other way also so it is best to not mix them how many are you planning on raising?? also they require high protien gamebird starter if available if not then turkey starter will work fine i believe 26-28% protien

    also dont expect too many eggs around 60-70 per hen per year very seasonal
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  3. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I don't raise my chuckar with my chicks. Chuckar chicks are very, very small. They can also fly by the end of the second week. I do brood mine with my phesants. I find that they are more active with the phesants around them. On their own they seem very nervous and will hide for hours if something frightens them.
    Carefull with their waterer. Make sure it is the smallest gamebird waterer. They are not the smartest when it comes to drinking and not drowning.
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    I raised my chukars with bantam chicks, in the end only that breed of bantam was able to share the same enclosure, any other breed of chicken or any other fowl/bird for that matter they attacked relentlessly. They caused the death of about a dozen pigeons(since all my gamebird pens house a couple pairs), and death to any new chukar I tried to introduce(sincemy flock was all siblings). Oh, and I would always find dead sparrows, starlings and blackbirds in their pen(I am guessing they didn't like them stealing food).

    All the chukars I ever had were extremely agressive and a pain in the butt. Another breeder I talked to about their agression said he experienced the very same thing and thus does not breed chukars anymore since he couldn't introduce new blood into his flock.

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