Widely distributed throughout the CIS. He dwells in the bush floodplain wetlands along rivers and lakes, wetlands and densely overgrown with reeds, reeds and other vegetation meadows. Crake much less cautious than the shepherd, and the latter is much more common. Other species are distinguished from ordinary Crake Crake size and plumage coloration. As well as other members of the order cowherd, rails split into pairs, and the parents are equally involved in the derivation and growing chicks. The number of eggs in a clutch is usually about eight, but sometimes reaches up to fifteen. Duration of incubation varies from eighteen to twenty-one days. The chicks leave the nest shortly afterwards and follow the mother in search of food. They develop very quickly, and soon become independent, has not yet reached full maturity, parental leave and lead an independent way to zhizni.Ohotyatsya Crake from the opening of the summer season and hunting before the flight of birds to the wintering grounds. The main way of hunting marsh hens should be considered hunting with dogs. However, due to the fact that Crake is usually not stand rack hound dogs to hunt him with a gun-dog is not recommended, as the bird tends to run away from danger, and not get up on the wing, and it is highly hot and spoiled dog. Best in marsh hen hunt with spaniel. Well trained spaniel quickly lift it on the wing and put up a shot of the hunter. Shoot to climb the wing marsh hen not imagine any difficulty. Crake flies slowly, low to the ground in a straight line and is an excellent target. When firing you just do not rush, do not get excited, well vytselivat and rather let a flying chicken. Crake shoot, as well as a shepherdess should the smallest fraction. Battle rifles, hunting clothing and equipment shall be the same as on the hunt for snipe and other marsh game. Sometimes shooting Crake the modalities indicated in section hunt corncrake, ie, shoot chickens in the morning dawn of the hut, the grass vykashivaya wide strips that are running out and fatliquoring birds. However, this method of hunting is not much fun, and therefore recommend that it should not be. Meat marsh hens different sweet taste, especially in the late autumn, before flying south when they strongly fatten. Crake ordinary, just like other types of marsh hens – great place for young nataski spaniels for field trials of hunting dogs.