do chukar set

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by NorthestGeorgia14, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do chukar set on their eggs?
     
  2. Woofless

    Woofless Out Of The Brooder

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    It's pretty uncommon for one to go broody in captivity. It does happen though- I had one setting earlier this year (go back a few months on this board, I posted a thread with pics) but nothing even tried to hatch, and she lost interest after about a month so I tossed the eggs into the pig pen....broke a few open in the pen & didn't look like anything had tried to develop.

    Most info I found (and there's not a lot) told me that a successful hatch under a broody chukar in captivity is very rare. A few might hatch, but if mom & chicks are not isolated from other adult birds, they will kill the chicks.

    If you have a broody chicken esp. a bantam, they will do a much better job hatching & rearing chukar chicks if you put the eggs under them [​IMG]
     

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