Pheasant/Chukar Pens or shelters....

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  1. lizard55033

    lizard55033 Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm looking at building a shelter or a pen for some pheasant and/or chukars this spring....

    Looking to see some pics of what you all got to get my idea wagon going...
     
  2. dakndug

    dakndug Moderator Moderator

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    I built a pen that is 18" X 24" X 60". The last 18" of the box are covered on all sides so they can get out of the weather. I put a rubber roof on 70% of the roof to keep em covered. I keep as many as 14 Chukars in there but could keep more.
    I put 1/2" hardware cloth as the floor, and put another layer of the hardware cloth on the underside of the pen to deter the coons from ripping a hole in the bottom to get to the chukars. That happened once til the Drahthaar found the coon! ;) These are strictly training birds so they don't stay too long.

    If I remember I'll post a pic tomorrow.

    Doug
     
  3. tm

    tm Senior Refuge Member

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    dakndog

    Do your chukars recall like quail?
     
  4. cjhack

    cjhack Refuge Member

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    Chukars should also be kept off the ground as they are suseptible to gape worm.
     
  5. dakndug

    dakndug Moderator Moderator

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    TM,

    I don't try it but I know I've come back to the area the next week to see them walking around the lot from the calling of the birds in the pen.

    Doug
     
  6. cancan

    cancan Elite Refuge Member

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    Chukar will recall just not quite as good as quail.....
     
  7. icebreaker12

    icebreaker12 Elite Refuge Member

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    Whatever you do. When you build it, be sure to bury the fence, and cover the bottom 2-3 feet. Birds will stick their necks out of the fence when distrubed if you don't. Lost 15 birds in one night to an owl pulling their heads off. Also had raccoons try digging under (we had the fence buried). Those raccoons were no longer with us after a long night spent with a .22 and a spotlight.
     

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