My New Chukar Partridge chicks!*PICS* and a few questions!

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Chiko, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    I just recieved 4 three week old Chukar Partridge chicks. and I have a few questions hopefully somebody can answer......

    When can they go outside?

    When do they feather out completely?

    How do you determine their Gender when full grown?

    Here are a few pictures.


  2. DomC

    DomC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2010
    Las Vegas
    I usually put my chicks outside at about 4 to 5 weeks old, but of course it's usually over 100f during the day and 80's low. I have noticed they are pretty well feathered at about 6 weeks old. The best way to tell sex is by the shape of there heads. I noticed males have a wide or bigger head, while female have a skinny or narrow head. I have also noticed when they pant the females let there wings hang out, while males keep them close to there body. I hope you keep a lid on the brooder, they can fly short distances pretty early.

    Good luck

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  3. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS

    But sexing them can be at some points pretty tough to the untrained eye.

    If by fully feather . do you mean full plumed if so I believe its at 16 weeks or so.

  4. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    kina looks like 2 M and 2 f to me but they change as they grow I put bracelts ( zip ties) on the ones I suspect are males when they are young the males heads are blockier/fatter the females will kina be "dainty" when older I use the "spurs" to help

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