my futures chukar pair

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by toze777, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. toze777

    toze777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i am looking to build a chukar breeding box where im going to place a pair of chukars ( maybe 3 ) . was thinking of makying a box ( for each pair) like the following ,, 2 ft l(60cm ) long x 2 ft (60cm) wide x 2ft (60 cm) tall. Was thinking of cliping there wings so they wont fly up and hit the roof of the pen ,

    What you all think ?

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  2. toze777

    toze777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Seen this quail today anyone know whats breed it its ?
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  3. congupna quail

    congupna quail New Egg

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    It's a japanese quail
     
  4. toze777

    toze777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks buddy
     
  5. congupna quail

    congupna quail New Egg

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    They are beautiful partridges mate. I don't think clipping there wings will make a difference. Because the pens are only 2 foot tall they will jump that high easy and smack there heads anyway but because they are only 2 foot tall it's not really high enough for the birds to get to much speed up.
    could always try and maybe glue foam to the roof if you are worried about it. Other wise just try not to sneak up on them and make some noise to let them know you are there and you should be fine. I've never had a problem with the 50 or so I have
     
  6. toze777

    toze777 Out Of The Brooder

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    The clipping of the wings was just a saftey thing i was thinking mighit help.,

    WAs reading and found this infor , is this is so my boxes are to big. since i have the pairs already no need for a breeding box, the mating cages the saying 65x40x48.. thats all thast needed ,,


    Cage systems
    Breeding cages: Five cages were used for breeding partridges. Each cage composed of wire-floor and its size was 250x205x140 cm (WxDxH). The cage was set up to 65 cm distance from floor.
    Mating cages: These cages consisted of three floors and each floor had two compartments. Dimensions of each compartment were 65x40x48 cm (WxDxH). Totally, 7 cages (42 compartments) were used for breeding partridges.
    Feeding: Two diets containing 240 g kg-1, 2.800 kcal kg-1 ME and 220 g kg-1 crude protein, 2950 kcal kg-1 ME were used for chicks and mating partridges, respectively. These diets were provided ad libitum at the breeding. Eggs were obtained from the birds at 32 weeks of ages.
    Egg storage rooms: All of eggs were stored in a room, which was down physiological zero (20°C) and 60-75% relative humidity during 14 days.
    Egg position: Each day the eggs were collected and then put in the storage room small-end down egg positions.
     
  7. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is an article from UC Davis on chukars it a pretty thorough write up. They may get aggressive when you put them in those battery cages, so keep a close eye at first. They tear each other up in hurry once they get at it.
     
  8. congupna quail

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    In the years I have kept partridge and pheasant I have NEVER had a problem with canabalisam or bad fighting. They feather pick every now and then but it normally never gets bad and if if does I swap the birds around a bit and it fixes the problem, my pens are 9'x5' and I keep about 6 partridges in them. 2 cocks and 4 hens and I've had good luck
     
  9. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Exactly what you said last. You've had good luck. Anyone raising chukars would be remiss not to consider the potential for cannibalism and their aggressive demeanor. I didn't just decide that chukars are cannibalistic sometimes, biology, evolution, the lord or whatever you want to believe in, left them that way. When raising chukars there is a potential for cannibalism and they are very aggressive bird under certain conditions. I've never had one kill another but I've had plenty of serious squabbles. Just because YOU have never had problems with them doesn't mean someone else won't, and consdering there are 75 years worth of research that suggest caution when raising chukars to avoid cannibalism and aggression, I'll continue to warn people new to chukars that they are and can be a very aggressive bird.
     
  10. congupna quail

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    That's right. Under Certain conditions.
    Don't give them a reason or an opportunity to fight and you shouldn't really have a problem. If you do it wrong they fight. If you do it right they live and breed happy.
    Good luck
     

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