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Rescued wild partridge eggs

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by lizakn, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. lizakn

    lizakn Out Of The Brooder

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    So a few days ago, my husband was cleaning out some bushes near my lilacs & came across a nest with 11 partridge eggs. He didn't disturb it. For days we watched as mama partridge flew in & out of the nest...and sit on the eggs. Well this morning when I went out to let my chickens out of the coop...there was mama partridge dead! I immediately woke up my oldest daughter and we went out to check to see if the eggs were still there...and thankfully they were.
    I took the orphaned eggs and placed them in our incubator.
    I'm not sure when mama had begun laying on the eggs...so I do not know how much longer until they hatch....considering they do.
    Any advice on hatching wild game bird chicks is appricated:)
    I've hatched many chicks....but never wild eggs!
    I assume it's the same...and I'll get some game bird chick starter.
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of partridge, grouse or is it a prairie chicken? Do you have pics? It would help to know what you have.
     

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