What size breeding cage for partridges?

Thegamekeeper

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Oct 2, 2010
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Hello all,

Im planning on hatching a few chukar partridge next season and i want to build an outdoor wire floor pen for them, can someone tell me what size would suit a couple of pairs.
I was thinking width 7ft, Depth 3ft and between 2ft -3ft height.

Thanks
Craig.
 

SamG347

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Craig your pen sounds fine. I use to have half a dozen or so Chukar in the pen pictured below. The pen is 3ft by 8ft and could realistically hold 10-12 Chukar by my standards...some people would put 15-20 or more.

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Buttercup Chillin

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Oct 27, 2008
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So they don't need a flight pen?

This whole quail thing started out because I wanted Chukar. I thought they needed a flight pen. It was suggested you start with Bob Whites or Coturnix so I went with the Coturnix to learn and they don't need flight pens and because they would just take up less space.

So basically I could have Chukar in what I have now for a grow out pen for my quail.
Sounds like I just need to get my permit and some eggs.

Is this really right? I have to read the back threads on this section.
 

SamG347

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If you are raising birds up to sell for hunting flight penning them is the only way to go. If your just keeping for pets/breeders the pen I have shown above works great. Same is true for bobwhite and pheasant...I usually keep bobs off the ground and pheasant in a flight pen even if breeders.
 

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