Rescued wild partridge eggs

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

  1. lizakn

    lizakn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2012
    Carlingford, NB Canada
    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 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 Flock Master Premium Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    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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