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Question's about Peeper's & Bit's

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by OzawkieBantams, May 2, 2011.

  1. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    My question is this .

    I have some Chukar's, and Silver Pheasants due to hatch in two day's at what point will I need to put peeper's or bit's on them to help prevent pecking, and cannibalism. I have tried the red brooder light, but it didn't seem to help much with my last batch of Chukar.

    Anyone got any clue's or Idea's

    Daren
     
  2. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    They are getting ready too Hatch .................. Anyone ? [​IMG]
     
  3. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    I never use them with the chukars. This is what I do, it works here with my set up. but may not work for anyone else!

    I start them off in a 4 X 4 brooder with a 100 watt light bulb in a heat lamp JUST above their reach so the bulb doesn't burn them. feed on one side, water on the other.

    when they get started good, I try to keep the chicks a little cool! I don't mean piled under the light, but cool enough it keeps them busy running back and forth from the food, light, and water. When I see the the tale tale signs of pecking is about to start, I raise the light again to cool them off..

    A word of wisdom, raise chukar with chukar and pheasants with pheasants!! My problem is at about 2-3 weeks of age, the pheasants are like pit bulls on a t-bone steak with the chukars!
     
  4. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:That was my next question thank you now I need to find another brooder [​IMG]
     
  5. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    Quote:That was my next question thank you now I need to find another brooder [​IMG]

    10 gal tote and another heat lamp is all you need for small batches [​IMG]
     
  6. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:That was my next question thank you now I need to find another brooder [​IMG]

    10 gal tote and another heat lamp is all you need for small batches [​IMG]

    well I have another 30 gallon fish tank, but I'd be concerned about the ammonia build up.
    I guess it could work for a few days though. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    For about $20 in supplies you can build a 4x4 brooder. Here is mine.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:Wow thats a very nice brooder
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    If you don't crowd them in,they will not need blinders.They need enough space to get away from each other.If you use a red light bulb it will help from picking.
    In N.H.,Tony.[​IMG]
     

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