Mixing Chukars With Other Birds

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by gdublanc, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. gdublanc

    gdublanc Out Of The Brooder

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    Can You Mix Chukars With Quail Or With Pheasants? I'm Getting Some In A Few Weeks And I Am Not Sure What Pen To Put Then Or Just Build A New One For Them.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep them by themselves and give them plenty of cover to hide.They like to kill.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:BOY DO THEY!!!!
     
  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Surely will be a disaster if doing so, unless you have tons of space with alot of growth in the flight pen.. couple 100 ft x couple 100 ft..heavly vegetated
     
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  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Heck I Have Trouble Just Keeping Them From Killing Each Other In The Brooder---- These Things Are Like The Assasins Of The Gamebird World. I Cant See Where Quail Would Stand A Chance Against One....
     
  6. Mrs MIA

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    I just have to add... wow. I had no idea that they were that bad. You see, I brood ringnecks and chukars together with no problems. I've even brooded bobwhites with chukars. If anything, it's the pheasants that pick on the chukars. But I have a 16x16' covered run with little coverage - lots of tree branches, but they're bare - with lots of chukars and pheasants (and turkeys and guineas and a stray rooster) and rarely lose a bird. Toughest part is introducing a few new ones to the flock... that doesn't go over so well, but the ones that were all raised together get along just swimmingly. I don't mean to be contradictory, but I was a little surprised by the answers so far... [​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I just have to add... wow. I had no idea that they were that bad. You see, I brood ringnecks and chukars together with no problems. I've even brooded bobwhites with chukars. If anything, it's the pheasants that pick on the chukars. But I have a 16x16' covered run with little coverage - lots of tree branches, but they're bare - with lots of chukars and pheasants (and turkeys and guineas and a stray rooster) and rarely lose a bird. Toughest part is introducing a few new ones to the flock... that doesn't go over so well, but the ones that were all raised together get along just swimmingly. I don't mean to be contradictory, but I was a little surprised by the answers so far... [​IMG]

    MAYBE ITS THE DIFFERENT CLIMATE.... WE ARE ALWAYS HOT AND HUMID HERE (NOT THE IDEAL CLIMATE FOR MOST PARTRIDGE SPECES...) BUT I HAVE A HECK OF A TIME WITH THESE THINGS--- I FINALLY STARTED TO ISOLATE EACH 1 AS SOON AS PECKING STARTS IN THE BROODER THEY ALL GO TO SOLITARY CONFINEMENT TIL NEAR FULL SIZED AND THEN MIXED AS A FLOCK IN LG AVIARY TYPE PEN... ITS THE ONLY WAY I CAN GET THEM GROWN WITHOUT TERRIBLE SELF INFLICTED LOSES. I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH CHUKAR FOR 2 YRS HERE--- THEY CAN PROVE TO BE QUITE BEDEVILING IN THIS TROPICAL CLIMATE--- FUNNY THING IS THAT ONCE GROWN, THEY'RE FINE.... IN FACT THEY FLOURISH. BUT GETTING THEM GROWN IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY!​
     
  8. Mrs MIA

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    That's interesting! Maybe the cooler temps do make them more amenable to cuddling! LOL! For sure I get grumpy in hot humid climes! [​IMG] I bet that does have a lot to do with it...
     
  9. ice329

    ice329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to Chuckers, I am new to birds.... Mine dont seem to be agressive at all. When they were small I had them with a few pheasnts but had to take the pheasants out because they trampled on Chuckers. Wasnt hurting them but it wasnt fair to the chuckers but they never said a word. I got them from Macfarlane, There actually chucker red legs which are some kind of cross, maybe that is why there not agressive. I have had them about 6 months and the only problem i had was a dog attacked the pen and killed 3 by biting off there feet and a few others got no toes or part of a foot missing, but they did let me give them first aid. They didnt want me to touch them at first but they calmed right down. The only problem i have is I cant tell which are males or females...
     
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  10. Mrs MIA

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    It will be a while before you can tell which is which. The males are "blockier" both in body and head, and will get a noticeable spur bump on their legs. The hens will be "daintier", with thin legs and usually no bumps. [​IMG] Just watch them... you'll soon know who's male. [​IMG]
     

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