Chukars- do people eat them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChelC, May 17, 2008.

  1. ChelC

    ChelC In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    I went to the feed store today and saw the smallest chicks I've ever seen. They were all feet. Turns out they were chukars, which I had never even heard of. What do people raise them for?
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Well a lot of people use them as dog training if you don't hunt you could sell them for 5-8$$ a piece to hunters or you could keep them for pets. Chukar are very good food they taste like ruffed grouse and kinda like chicken a little gamier.
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    I raise them, and eat them. They are very tasty. I also sell them for pets, and to hunting preserves. They are one of the easiest game birds to raise, and are full of personality, but make sure you don't have too many males during mating season, or you will lose a bunch of hens...
  4. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    My neighbor used to go hunting chukars with his dogs. If it's true that they taste like grouse, then eat chukar! Grouse is considered the epitome of all of the poultry breeds. I've enjoyed it tremendously. Pheasant and quail were a huge disappointment. Wild turkey cooked on a rotisserie was a gourmand's delight!
  5. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

    Dec 23, 2007
    Blountville , TN
    i like to raise chucker they are really cute

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