When To Take the Partridges off Heat?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by TehLizardKing, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. TehLizardKing

    TehLizardKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have four Red-Legged partridge poults, I wont tell their story cos it'll take about four years to type, but lets say it was long and trying. The little cuties are five and a bit weeks old now, and I was wondering when I need to take them of heat?

    Would some pics help? if so, ill post them ASAP.

    Thanks Everyone.
     
  2. Now, I'm no expert nor have I ever had Red-Legged partridge (but they are SO pretty and I'm so unbelievable JEAULOUS and I NEED some xD ) but when our 'regular' partridge were fully feathered, they were off heat. It was 80 here but still. They did well.
     
  3. TehLizardKing

    TehLizardKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks very much.

    What partridges did u have? Chukars? cos Red-Legs are basically the same lol, but I must admit, they are beautiful. I'm from the 'green and pleasant land' that is England so red-legs are pretty common around here.

    so, this is how I came upon these cute little screaming bundles of noise. My neighbour was strimming her field (which I told her NOT to do, as the birds were nesting. Thank god this story didn't involve a corncrake) And I heard her shout while I was feeding Kawaii, the cockatiel, who was making a nuisance of himself teasing Valiant the pigeon.

    Shouts from next door usually end up with me coming over to remove a snake or relocate a baby bird, as i'm the only one prepared to do that kind of thing 'round here (That's how I got the Valiant in the first place), so I put on my gloves and ran over to the fence. My neighbour came over hurriedly, holding a bucket. "OHMYGOD!" she said. "I was strimming the field, and I like, ran it over a bump, only like, it wasn't a bump, it was like, a pheasant or something!" She showed me the bucket. I sighed. It contained eight partridge eggs. "The pheasant-thing flew off, and there was no blood or anything, but I think I like, squished some of the eggs, she continued. She handed me the bucket, and motioned for me to come see. The nest barely resembled... well anything. "well, thanks" I said, not really knowing what else to say. "It's like, no problem". she carried on. "I feel so bad, I can't leave them to like, die or something."

    I put them in the incubator, and lo and behold, every single one hatched, although three needed a bit of help after four days of not hatching.
    four passed away not long after, and the survivors are in the living room, annoying the hell out of my parents with their incessant screaming if ONE TINY THING is wrong. That's the reason I made this thread, 'cos my parents are getting sick of the sound of partridge alarm calls.

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    This was the smallest, christened Band-Aid thanks to his splay leg rectifier.


    It won't let me post a pic of him now at the moment, cos something is wrong with my SD card slot. I dunno.
     
  4. Yes chukars.. The normal, non cuty patuties. Lol.
    Ours were pretty calm (2 died for unknown reasons, one was shut in the door. 1 died, I think, because when we first had them I wasn't thinking and left them outside over night so they were all half dead when I found them. They lived, but 1 died shortly after.
    Btw, your neighbor sounds retarded... XD sorry but the way she said stuff and how she did that anyways, she sounds retarded.
    Best of luck with yours, mine are heading to fair this Thursdayd :D
     
  5. TehLizardKing

    TehLizardKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Soz about your birds, that kinda stuff happens with me too... and btw, my neighbour is INCREDIBLY RETARDED! She is so weird lol [​IMG]. Good luck with your birds at the fair!
     

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