Posted Apr 04, 2013
I have been using Chukars to train my retrievers. I purchased them from a local gun club that raises game birds for its members. I like the Chukar because it is not as expensive as the Pheasants but is still a real game bird that my dogs will be searching for in the field. They have been very easy to take care and very inexpensive. I have clipped their flight feathers and let them go into the sage brush. They are very fast and run for a good distance before hiding in the brush. It is an excellent bird for training. The meat is also very good; which is why I hunt them. I can't speak to their egg laying because I have never used them for that purpose.