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Hatching Chukars...Really this Hard?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Peeper, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Peeper

    Peeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I filled 2 incubators with ebay eggs and had great hatchs on everything but the chukars. Did I get a bad batch or is it really hard to hatch them?
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I think their one of the easyiest to hatch besides cortunix quail
     
  3. bowman

    bowman New Egg

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    I filled 2 incubators with ebay eggs and had great hatchs on everything but the chukars. Did I get a bad batch or is it really hard to hatch them?

    peeper, I see you are having the same luck as myself. I can hatch chicken and quail with no problem but the chukar will begin breaking the egg shell then dying. I run the humity @ 70% during lock down, 50-60% while in the egg turner. I recently had 80 chukar eggs in my incubator and had only four to hatch. Don't know what to do [​IMG]
     
  4. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you allow chukar eggs to sit for about twelve days before you set them in the bator I bet you will have better luck. However I have had horibble luck with shipped eggs.
     
  5. DomC

    DomC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing I do with chukar eggs from ebay, since it so hot here; is I let them sit in the box for a couple hour in the garge since it's close to the temp in the mail truck. I then place in the incubator. I run 50% humity at 99.5f for 20 days then boost to 62% for finally days. Most hatch but a few don't make it.
     
  6. Peeper

    Peeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I am so hard headed I just won't give up. I will try what you all said and maybe have better luck. Thank you![​IMG]
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you can find local eggs they hatch so much better I just hatched 20 out of 22 eggs at lockdown there is a user here that goes by steelshot he shipped me some eggs I got a pretty good hatch for shipped eggs but we are fairly close only 1 state away
     
  8. FLOrange00

    FLOrange00 Out Of The Brooder

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    For what it's worth, I've gotten eggs off eBay and I've ordered eggs from Murray McMurray. Here's the hatch rate from Murray McM: 27/30 Valley Quail, 18/25 Melanistic Mutant Pheasant, 22/30 Chukar Partridge, 27/30 Gambel's Quail. The average hatch rate from the various eBayer Sellers was less than 50%...way less. Hope this provides some insight. GOOD LUCK!
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    All mailed eggs should be set in a cool dry place for at least 24 hours before putting them in the bator.I also would try to find someone local.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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