chukar cage requirements

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by zebserema, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how big should a cage housing 6 to 8 chukar be can it be on the ground or on legs should the bottom be made of hardware cloth or no bottom if on the round please answer thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. DomC

    DomC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bigger the better. I would do something like 6'x12'. They should only be on the ground if you live in a dry climate or have a roof over the pen. I house 1 male to 3 females in 6'x6' pens. This gives them room to run around and drag there wing on the ground for there display.
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/2" X 1/2" wire for the bottom is better then 1/2" X 1 " for young chukars . For some reason quail do well on the 1 X 1/2 but chukars do not.
     
  4. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so can they be on the ground if i have a roof?
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if your ground is wet where you are blackhead can be a problem I live almost in a marsh is why mine are on wire I have a breeder 30-40 miles from me keeps them on the ground with pigeons and cali quail in the same aviary
     
  6. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is blackhead?
     
  7. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have mine on the ground and they have no problems i even got babies this year.
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I would not keep anything in with pigeons.Those birds are nasty and always have issues.
    In N.H.,Tony.
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  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the same tony he has only had them like that for 6 months maybe a year now I was kina wondering how it worked out for him I have not checked in with him lately I bought a coupla male birds for my hens last season and Isolated them for a few weeks before introducing them to my little flock.
     
  10. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks soo is blackhead a disease or what?
     

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