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Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by NorthestGeorgia14, Oct 15, 2011.
Do chukar set on their eggs?
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