Thinking about trying Chukar

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by glewis121, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been keeping/hatching coturnix and have had fun with them and am considering expanding to chukars.

    I have a space in my coop that is 8 feet by 3 feet.

    I just have a few questions:

    1) how much space does each bird need?

    2) how often do they lay eggs?

    3) do they need a run (it would be easy to make one)

    4) how much do they weigh when full grown (how long does it take them to be full grown)

    5) anything else i need to know besides they peck each other like crazy?
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    That's not very much space for chukars.Like you said they peck.Each state has their own requirements for birds.You will have to check with your local fish and game dept.They lay every day in season.If you have room for a run ,build it as big as you can.I believe 3-4 lbs on them.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also, how long do they take to mature?
     
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chukars mature in 5 months..Mature weights are 18-24 oz
     
  5. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    I would like to see a 3or4 lb chukar
    Mine are around 16-20 oz
    If you are going to raise them to eat then 12-14 weeks at processing
    Just pets mature fully at around 18-20 mos
    I personally havent found all the hardships people talk about when raising chukars
    but mine have plenty of room and hiding holes
    They are very good table fair
     

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