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 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:00 am 
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Im looking pretty hard now for chukars, since I am completely Coturnix Free after this past weekends animal auction. I lost a big chunk of change from that auction, I was hoping my birds went for $5 a piece, but ended up going for $1 or less per bird.

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 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:26 am 
Ooooh... bummer! Confused
I haven't candled the eggs from Rosebud yet, but I'll keep you posted.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:13 pm 
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Thanks AKc,

keep me informed

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 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:30 am 
97 set... 27 removed after the first week... 70 left.
Update soon...


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:45 pm 
Down to 57... sure am glad I ordered 100... my client wants 50!


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:27 am 
Well, we wound up with 21 out of our original 97 set. 20%, coming from TX to AK in the summer. Not the best, but not bad, either. I wish I had time to hatch one more set, but this will have to do me this year.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:16 am 
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sorry you had a bad hatch rate. There must be other ways to ship eggs to Alaska so to not ruin the fertility of the eggs.

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 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:52 am 
I had someone bring me 6 Silkie eggs from SQ stock in their luggage from Florida, and 4 hatched. Until I hatched 10 blue/black/splash orpingtons from eggs shipped from WA, that was the best hatch I had had on chicken eggs. Quail eggs seem to do really well, but I have quail eggs coming out of my ears now! Laughing

So, if anyone is traveling to AK, let me know!! Smile


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:22 am 
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Im still in the hunt for Chukars. So far I have found a few places but everyone is very high in price. Most range in the $15 - 35 a piece, a little steep for my taste.

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 Post subject: Re: Chukars
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:38 pm 
I wound up keeping 15 of my original set. They're gorgeous birds, and I absolutely love them. They've been carrying on at -35F without extra heat! Very cold-hardy, and not hard to handle at all, but they do like their space. I have them on my website for $6.00 for adults, as I was told that was a fair price for them. Now I hear that people north of me are willing to pay $25/bird for them. I don't know what to do. I am ordering more eggs this Spring, and will be hatching a bunch of them this year. If there aren't a lot of people closeby that have adults, perhaps shipping eggs in would be the ticket for you!

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