French Chukar Partridge Hatching Eggs
Chukar Partridge are fabulous in sporting and collecting birds. They have bright blue-gray and light pink shell-like coloring with red bills, and eye-rings. This striking coloration makes a dramatic statement whether they are being seen in the woods and fields or within an aviary.
Chukar Partridge are also well known for their high quality and flavorful meat, which makes them not only a beautiful addition to the farm or homestead but a useful one.
These birds were named after the sound they make - a series of "chucks." Chukars are originally from Western Asia and Eastern Europe, but they now can be found naturalized throughout the world. When given space and dry conditions, Chukars are hardy and long-lived game birds.
For hatching eggs, you will need either an incubator or a broody bantam hen. We recommend a styrofoam tabletop style incubator for your first-time hatching eggs. We recommend an automatic turner for 12 or more eggs.
Incubation Time: Chukar Partridge Hatching Eggs will hatch in about 23-24 days.
Temperature/Humidity: Chukar Partridge Hatching Eggs will hatch best if incubated at 100 degrees F, decreasing to 98.5 degrees F during the final three days of incubation. Humidity should be kept at 50% until day 20 when it should be raised to 65% until the chicks hatch. Turning the eggs 3 times a day for the first 20 days is a solid practice. After day 20, stop turning the eggs.
Special Incubation Notes: Start up your incubator 2-3 days before your eggs are due to arrive. This gives your incubator time to fully come to temperature and to stabilize humidity levels. It is also a good practice to let your newly arrived eggs rest at room temperature for about 12 hours before placing them in an incubator. Place them large side up in a clean and dry egg carton. Incubators should be kept in a room with a constant even temperature and out of the sun.
Min: 12Max: 24